Begin by matching your expectations in order to clarify the aim of the parent-teacher conference for all parties before the conversation starts.
Lay out all the Dialoogle picture cards in front of you.
Each participant (teachers, parents and pupil) chooses a card representing the most important thing you hope to gain from the conference.
Take turns explaining why you have chosen that particular card.
Choose another card each, symbolising what you would like to contribute to the conversation. Explain to the others why you have chosen that particular card (may be omitted in a standard parent-teacher conference).
Place the cards on the table and let them remind you of the aim and values of the conversation.
It may be a good idea to let the pupil be the first to present his/her choices.