Here's Some Tips for a Successful Conference:
1. Have students complete a "Self-Reflection Report Card" before conferences and use it as a springboard for discussion in the conference. (See freebie below.)
2. Know how to get right to the point and communicate effectively.
As a middle school teacher with 60 − 80 students, this is a must.
This book is great for catch phrases...but there are a million more out there on Amazon.:
3. Document every. little. thing. in your grade book.
Especially modifications/accommodations and original scores.
It will help to jog your memory when needed.
How do YOU do parent-conference week at your school?
I'd love to hear them!