Parent-Teacher conferences are always slightly nerve racking for parents and teachers too. As parents, it’s always best to go prepared with some questions. This will also take away some anxiety and help build some confidence as you attend this important meeting.
Here are some good reminders:
1. First of all, always remember to thank your child’s teachers as they have one of the hardest jobs on the planet and they do it because they love children. That’s pretty amazing!!
2. If there is anything pertinent going on in the family, feel free to share this information with the teacher as this will help them understand and help your child better. Use wording such as “May I tell you what’s going on at home?”
3. Remember you are all a team, it’s important to build a good relationship with the teacher as they also want what’s best for your child.
4. Ask if you can help in the classroom in any way (Friday folders, center time, at-home prep work).
Here are some important questions to ask your child’s teacher:
1. How is my child doing socially?
2. How is my child doing academically compared to other students in the classroom? Is my child on grade level?
3. Is my child a motivated learner?
4. Which subject area is their strongest? Which subject area do they need most improvement?
5. What can I be doing at home? Can you give me strategies that I use at home to help my child?
6. If your child has special needs, make sure to ask about classroom accommodations and whether they are helping your child or not?
Remember you are your child’s first and most important teacher. Your contribution, input and love for their education is so important! of course, if your child could use tutoring, Grasp Learning would love to help!
Some information taken from www.care.com