Parent-teacher conferences are a great time to learn about your child’s strengths and how you can build on his or her academic successes. You can also utilize conferences to understand whether or not your child may be struggling. Making the most of parent-teacher conferences is a great way to get involved with your child’s education!
Here are three ways to make parent-teacher conferences more productive:
- Prepare: Review your child’s homework assignments, graded quizzes or tests prior to going to the conference. Where do you see a need to improve? Also, ask your child what he or she likes or dislikes about school. Take notes and bring them to the conference to discuss your questions or concerns with the teacher.
- Listen: Pay attention to what the teacher has to say about your child. Ask to see examples if the teacher references something positive or negative about your child’s school work. This will help you understand what the teacher is suggesting. Make sure the teacher explains ways that you can also encourage and help your child with his or her studies at home.
- Review: After the conference is over, be sure to speak with your child. Explain what happened at the conference and discuss what you learned. Set goals together and lay out a plan to reach those goals. Make it a positive experience for you both.
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