We have scheduled times of the year to conduct parent teacher conferences but the reality is they need to happen when there is a need. I met today with a parent because we as a team had a need. We were wrapping up our time together and I offered to loan her my copy of, A Mindset for Learning by Kristine Mraz and Christine Hertz. I had found some things to use specifically for their child. I asked her to purchase a backpack so we could try a weighted backpack for sensory integration and offered the names of some coaches previous families have worked with. She then brought me a book she had read to help at home and there was a teacher version she bought for me. She was very kind when she gave me the book and said I could return it but she knew I liked to read. We each brought something to the table; while listening with an open heart.
Thank you Two Writing Teachers for not only bringing together a community of writers but inviting us to push the pencil daily and nudge our writerly life.
PS - a fell asleep finishing up my post and luckily woke up before midnight. Late night slicing is tricky.