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How can I increase turnout at parent-teacher conferences?

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Raffle prizes for school spirit wear, offer incentives.

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Offer food, childcare, and extra credit.

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Ask them when it is most convenient for them and schedule around them. Make sure it is mostly about how their children are improving and not just to tell them about behavior issues.

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Offer student led conferences and they come when they choose. Their child leads them through the portfolio. We have tripled our turn out using this. The portfolio includes assignments the students places from a wide range of assignments. Teachers are there to visit if questions arise!

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I love Remind!

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Make sure teachers are letting parents know. I’m able to get more parents to conferences as I personally email a month out and then weekly till the day of...I still don’t see all the ones I need to, but I have a larger turn out than others in my department by building an early relationship

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Yeah, food and prizes should do it. 😂

We use SignUp Genius to invite parents, which gives them the option to sign up for a time that’s convenient for them. Also, offer phone conferences as an option for those who it isn’t easy to travel. We also give an opt-out option, so that is a form of communication as well.

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