I'm sitting here in parent teacher conferences. Don't be jealous! I have two days of these puppies...again, don't hate!
I actually like them for the most part. Education is a partnership and the best ones come from all three parties (student-parent-teacher) playing well in the sandbox. Most of the parents wants what's best for their kids. So do teachers. If that is the common denominator, then even the most difficult conference is a 'good conference".
The conferences where teacher, parent or student have axes to grind--Dante couldn't envision a ring of Hell for those. Those are the conferences which give conferences a bad name. Those are the exceptions, not the rule and so should be treated as such.
Well, its my tun to talk ....