Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Parent Teacher Conferences

The only good thing I can say about parent-teacher conferences is that they are over for the year (at the high school). Oh, wait. One more thing. At least at the high school we get to conference with the teacher.

At the K-9 school we get to enjoy a complete waste of time called "Student-Led Conferences." Our kids do a great job telling us what they've been learning about, but couldn't we learn that by checking their backpacks each day? When do the teachers get to tell me about their concerns? When do I get to address my concerns with the teacher?



Amy said...

Ugh. I'm sorry - I do not covet that. HOWEVER at least they have teachers.....if we're looking for silver lining.

Bryan Wilde said...

Times sure have changed. If we would have had "Student-led" conferences, there's a lot I could have left out that my teachers always seemed to tell my mom. "He is a good student, but he talks too much. It doesn't matter who I sit him by, he manages to find something to talk about all day long."