Self-Assessment provides a nice way to invite student voice into Parent-Teacher conferences. You can download this and add some reflection questions such as, "What is one thing I am proud of this quarter?" "What is one thing I want my parents to know about my school experience so far?" (updated by BloomBoard)
You want the parents to feel like they are getting the most out of their conference. The most stressful part of the conferences is the factor of the unknown. This resource is a helpful for both of these purposes. This is a worksheet that you can provide parents with questions to ask the teacher in the conference. In turn you can prepare these questions for each question.
This a great link to get you thinking. I have a hard time drawing the line between parent support and getting students to be independent learners. Since I am not a parent currently, I like to use resources from parents. I think this is a place to support teacher's recommendations at Parent Teacher conference tim.
This is a good resource to help incorporate students into the conference. When students are present their voice is a very powerful way to guide their development. I also like to share this resource with my parents so that they are encouraged to bring their children to the conference.
I am a visual learner, so getting to watch this video of a parent teacher conference. I also like this video because it shows the parent talking before the conference. I also like that this teacher got some outside feedback. Watching this video calmed some of my nerves before the conferences. There are also additional resources on the website that provide some helpful do's and don't's for meetings.