Scenario: A Parent-Friendly School Environment?

A parent enters a public middle school, where her son attends, for the first time, to see the Principal. Because she was called, she left her job on a one hour break, for apparently an ’emergency’ meeting. The parent enters the building, first passing through a metal detector. She showed her identification to the ‘safety […]

7 Phrases Parents Will Need to Use In I.E.P. Meetings

I.E.P.[Individualized Education Program] meetings/conferences are places when emotions run high and tempers may flare. What should be a constructive respectful conversation between key team members, can end up sounding like a shouting contest. No one wants to listen; just talk-dictation, in fact.There is a lot of unfamiliar jargon, educator-speak, and talking that seems words are coming at you instead of […]