Second, be prepared to move the conversation beyond the chatting stage. If it is the first time you are meeting with the teacher, review the purpose of the meeting. Say something like, Thanks again for meeting with me, Maria. As you know, Iím meeting with all of the third grade teachers to talk about their classrooms and how I might assist them as they work toward meeting their goals for their students. If it is not your first meeting with the teacher, review your notes from the previous meeting and the purpose you agreed upon for this subsequent meeting.

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