This week, as we focus on parent communications in the art room, the structured time of Parent Teacher Conferences can’t be ignored. I usually spend conferences in my room waiting for parents to show up. Usually only a handful do. While I get a lot of other things done during this time, it can’t be the most effective way I can use this time to communicate with parents to promote the art program, discuss student issues and increase the lines of communication from the art room to the home.
Question: What is you role as the art teacher during Parent Teacher Conferences?
-Do you sit in your room as an “open house” and wait for parents to visit?
-Do you have regularly scheduled conferences?
-Do you have parents pick up student art during conferences?
We all have such different roles, share how you communicate with parents during the parent teacher conference time at your school.