How to Have a Successful Parent Teacher Meeting

Meeting with the school to discuss your child's needs can be an emotional experience. Parent want what's best for their child, but are in a situation that is unfamiliar and can be uncomfortable. Meg Flangan helps parents to navigate this tough situaion. In this episode, she goes over ways to make those meetings as smooth as possible.

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About Meg

Meg is a Special Education and General Elementary Education teacher.

She moved frequently for her husbands work and found that in many different schools, parents and teachers need help.As someone who understands the school system and what both parents and teachers are going through, she works with parents to help give them more confidence when working with the school system.

Her work is primarily helping parents of children with an IEP or 504 plan (children with disabilities or gifted children) to get the advocacy they need, especially in parent teacher conferences.

Tips for parents

1. Plan ahead

What are your concerns?

Where do you want to see your child?

Make a list of goals and concerns to help keep you on track.

2. Remove emotions