Full course description
Date and time
Tuesday 1 March 2022, 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event
This learning event is right for you if you are a classroom teacher wanting to explore strategies for having productive and positive conversations with parents.
You have a fully booked schedule of parent teacher interviews and want to engage in meaningful conversations. A parent rings to discuss an issue and you want to respond in a productive and professional manner. In this one-hour webinar we’ll look at two common interactions with parents, discuss some possible strategies and look at what the research says. We all want our conversations with parents to lead to positive outcomes for students and this is an opportunity to consider preparation, reactions and how to move forward.
‘Research shows that in stressful conversations, most speakers assume that the listener believes that they have good intentions, regardless of what they say. Intentions can never be that powerful in communications — and certainly not in stressful conversations.'
Holly Weeks, president of WritingWorks and SpeakingWorks
This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):
- Curriculum and Student Learning – Monitoring and reporting on students’ performance
- Care, Safety and Welfare of Students – Safe environment
- The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Student welfare
- shared strategies for diffusing situations with parents and moving forward in a productive way
- opportunity to plan professional responses to common situations.
- tips for conducting meaningful PTI conferences
Joey Yigit is the Health & Physical Education Coordinator, a Mathematics teacher and a Year Eight Tutor at Melbourne Grammar School – Wadhurst. His teaching philosophy stems from creating a safe environment, in which students feel comfortable to show initiative and challenge themselves in a setting that fosters learning. Joey is motivated to bring a dynamic and modern pedagogy to the classroom in which various types of learners are engaged. He feels strongly about being able to communicate effectively to students and staff, provide feedback and use different styles of teaching to meet the needs of all students. Joey sees each individual as unique and believes achievement should be assessed in various forms. Outside of the classroom he is a keen beach volleyball athlete and coach. Joey is currently competing on the Australian circuit, and coaching juniors at a national level. Through this experience, he hopes to collaborate, share and create new and improved learning experiences that are meaningful for students.