I have a love-hate relationship with conference days. Because I teach several Advanced Placement classes, the students are top achievers; their conferences are relatively painless and an opportunity to showcase the progress they are making. I love laughing with parents about how well their student is doing. I hate that the parents it would be helpful to meet with don't usually come to conferences. I love discussing strategies for performance enhancement and improvement and ultimately leading those students to academic success.

Part of it is that we have online grade reporting. So parents can, at any time, get a peek at the grades and teacher comments on those grades. It deters a lot of parents from coming.

I'm expecting to have a slow evening tonight and a slow afternoon tomorrow.

Of course, I'm counting down to Thanksgiving Break, so that helps the time slow down.

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