Now that the school year is solidly underway ‘tis the season for parent-teacher conferences. These precious 10-15 minute blocks of time fly so it is important to prepare ahead of time and have a specific goal in mind. You are ready for your parent-teacher conference if you know the following:
You know what you would like to achieve as a result of the meeting. Write tis down and take it with you! Not sure what your goal is? Here are a few ideas:
You know how your child is feeling about school. Have you touched base recently to ask what they think is going well (or not going well)? This can help to prepare you and also enable you to provide feedback to the teacher that they may find valuable.
You have a list of questions written out that you would like to ask. Refer back to the goal you have set and generate a list of questions from that. If you need some support with this you can check out our post that gives you 22 questions to ask your child’s teacher. Side note- we do not suggest asking them all at one meeting!!!
You have recently checked to see your child's grades, missing assignments, and have read any school/classroom guidelines and manuals. This will ensure you know what the expectations are academically and behaviorally in the school/classroom.
You have 1 kind thing you can say to your child's teacher about the school, classroom, or them as a person. Things are rough right now and spreading kindness goes a long way.
If you talk with you child's teacher an learn that your child would benefit from instructional intervention or enrichment please reach out to see how we may be able to support you.