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Why parent teacher interviews matter in education

Posted by Alan Harper on Dec 2, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Parent teacher interviews are valuable occasions at Trinity Grammar School.

From a teacher’s point of view, one never looks at a boy in the same way again, once one has met his parents. Even in that brief encounter, the boy takes on a new dimension. He is a member of a family, frequently a brother as well as a son. His parents are proud of him, and have aspirations, concerns and anxieties. There is often a background that is fleshed out. The boy ceases to be a two dimensional character in a cast of 20-something, and becomes, in the teacher’s mind, more of the individual that he is.

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