Parent-Teacher Conferences: 4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Meeting With the Teacher by Pepi Silverman

Parent-Teacher Conferences: 4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Meeting With the Teacher

As families prepare for Thanksgiving, many schools plan for parent-teacher conferences. Relationships have been established, report card grades have been sent home, and the routines of a new school year are firmly in place, so planning for meaningful conferences will help to build common understandings between parents are teachers.

  • Tell your child’s story. Help teachers to know your child’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Equip your child’s teacher with information about your child’s interests, worries and aspirations.
  • Inform your child’s teacher about any peer interactions impacting your child at school.
  • Ask the teacher what can strengthen the home-school partnership on behalf of your child.

The parent-teacher conference can set the stage for a school year of effective home-school communication. Help your child to benefit from the shared understanding that an effective conference can achieve.

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Stephanie Cannoe
This is very timely, I have my oldest son's parent teacher conference tomorrow. Thanks for the tips!

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