Tips for Parent-Teacher Conferencing is a good post by Elena Aguilar over at Edutopia.
Here’s how she ends it:
Don’t underestimate the power of the positive, and lead with it. Be specific in the positive data you share — tell an anecdote or show a piece of work. Make sure you truly feel this positivity — we can all sniff out empty praise. There is always, always something positive and praise-worthy about every single child. It’s your job to find it and share that data with parents.
I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Parent/Teacher Conferences.