Parent Teacher Conferences
A parent-teacher partnership is needed if your child is to have a happy and productive school experience. You as a parent, can be helpful to the teacher, and you can seek advice from the teacher who works with your child daily. Everyone benefits from a good parent-teacher conference. Whenever possible, both parents or guardians should participate.
Before the Conference:
Speak with your child about school and learn his/her thoughts and feelings.
Write down your questions, which might include some of the following concerns:
The teacher's classroom policies: (homework, make-up work, grading ...)
- ability to do schoolwork
- current levels of achievement in reading, math, and other areas
- attitude towards school
- ability to get along with others
During the Conference:
Discuss your child’s:
- physical and emotional health
- likes and dislikes
- activities after school
- responsibilities at home
After the Conference:
- Jot down important points discussed
- Share the results with the appropriate person(s) in your family
Discuss the conference with your child:
- stress positive points brought out by the teacher
- give compliments of the things done well
- discuss the teacher’s suggestions for improvement
Be sure to check back with the teacher on a mutually agreed upon date to discover how the child has progressed since the conference.