Practical Tips on Engaging with Parents

Practical Tips on Engaging with Parents

With Educator and Facilitator, Anne Burger

One of the most stressful and unpleasant aspects of teaching is having to conduct a meeting with a parent who is at best angry or at worst rude or even aggressive. 

This webinar is designed to give practical ideas of how to conduct such a meeting without coming away an emotional wreck, or as bad, feeling like you have completely lost all sense of dignity. 

In this webinar, Anne will cover a number of useful tips learned from many years of teaching including:

  • The importance of dressing for success
  • Who should attend the interview/meeting
  • Protocols to put in place before the interview
  • And very importantly, how to diffuse a volatile situation


Anne’s teaching career spans 37 years. In 1998 she was promoted to deputy principal, where one of her key result areas was managing discipline for the entire school.  Anne held this position until she was promoted to principal of Brackenhurst Primary School in 2007, a position she held until her retirement in 2018 . As principal at Brackenhurst Primary, Anne was instrumental in introducing e-learning.  This project was so successful that the school was approached by Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership through MEC for Education in Gauteng, Penyaza Lesufi, to develop e-lessons for his schools of the future project. Anne has a wealth of knowledge and now shares what she has learned to assist and upskill others in the education sector.  

Register for Practical Tips on Engaging with Parents

14 June @ 14h30 - 16h00

Cost R375 per person

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