Getting the Most Out of Parent-Teacher Conferences
Parent-Teacher Conferences are here again and are a great opportunity for you and your child's teacher to talk about how your child is doing and what else they may need to be successful! Here are some ways to make sure you get the most out of your time together:
Talk to your child before the conference
. What are his or her favorite subjects? Least favorite? Why? Anything he or she would like you to know beforehand? Emphasize the positive nature of this meeting.
Write down questions and information you’d like to share. For example, let your teacher know if there are any changes at home, such as a new baby or a family member’s illness, that might have an impact on your child’s schoolwork.
Don't be afraid to questions.
A few examples that you can ask your child's teacher: What are the academic knowledge and skills my child will master this year? How will you evaluate my child’s progress? What can I do at home to support my child’s learning? What about behavior and social skills?
Please be on time.
This helps everyone stay on track! If you have more to discuss, arrange a follow-up visit with your child's teacher — we're here to help!
Have an open mind.
If your child is experiencing challenges, please know that your child’s teacher is here to work with you and your child toward a positive outcome. Ask questions, but also listen. This conference is an important time to work together for an honest assessment of your child’s progress.
Stay in touch.
You don't have to wait until the next Parent-Teacher Conference to learn about your child's progress in school. Our teachers want to know what works best for you in keeping you informed of your child's progress.