This week is parent teacher conference week. This is an opportunity to meet with your child’s teachers to discuss goals and plan for the upcoming year. Some tips to help make such a brief time together more meaningful are outlined below:
I. How is my child doing academically in this class?
✓ Is my child achieving proficiency in what he/she should know and be able to do? How do you know?
✓ Does my child respond well to feedback on his/her work?
✓ Does my child give up on hard problems?
II. How is my child doing socially and behaviorally in this class?
✓ Is my child making a strong effort in class?
✓ How well does this teacher’s approach to classroom management work for my child?
✓ When my child is feeling pressured, how easily can he/she stay in control?
✓ How comfortable is my child in asking for help from his/her peers?
III. What next steps can I take to support my child’s success in this class?
✓ What are the best ways for me to learn and keep up with the content of what my child is learning?
✓ How can I increase conversations with my child about what he/she is learning in school?
✓ How can I help my child understand the content he/she is learning in school?