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Posted on October 10, 2020 12:09 am
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aParyR
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Approached while out
You are out at a store and a parent come up to you and starts trying to discuss students grades and class behavior. What should I do?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 13, 2020 8:36 pm

Keri C
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In this situation, I think you politely tell the parent that you'd be happy to discuss their child's grades and behavior at a more appropriate, mutually agreed upon time. You can indicate that you need to gather materials and examples to have a meaningful conversation. You can tell the parent that you will reach out (via phone, email, or whatever communication has been decided) and give them multiple date/time options for the meeting. Be sure to follow up withe the parent timely to get the meeting scheduled.
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Anastasia Stampoulis
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This is a wonderful suggestion to take if something like this occurs.
  Posted on: February 27, 2021 2:26 pm

Xetuzu
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I love your suggestion and will most likely use it if I’m in this situation!
  Posted on: March 1, 2021 9:00 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 15, 2020 5:02 pm

NuMyDe
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I think you should respectfully reply "I would be happy to discuss your child's academic life between the hours of 7am and 4pm, Monday through Friday". I think that response is more than fair.
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Solution 3
Posted December 8, 2020 5:06 am

yZadyT
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I would carefully explain to the parent that it's better to have these conversations in private meeting without distractions. I would ask the parent to email me and set up a time or set up a time in the moment if you're able to.
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Solution 4
Posted March 5, 2021 11:48 pm

Byhuzy
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I would kindly tell them that this is my personal time, and that I would love to set up a time with them after school to talk. This is an inappropriate thing to do and I would remind them of that in a nice way.
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