Parent Teacher Conference Ideas


Parent Teacher Conferences can be stressful. But here are some tips on how to score an A+ on your next conference!

General Hints

Parent-teacher conferences are an excellent opportunity to find out how your child is adjusting to the new school year and to get to know her teachers. Here are some general hints on how to have a successful conference:


Ask your child if there is anything that he would like you to discuss with the teacher.


Jot down everything that you want to talk about at the conference.


Arrive promptly or a few minutes early.


 Begin with positive comments about the teacher or classroom.


Avoid lengthy discussions of topics that are not related to the purpose of the conference.


Be open to suggestions from the teacher.


 Keep your emotions under control.


Take notes about what has been discussed and share them with your child.


Express appreciation for the conference.


Do not stay beyond your allotted time.



10 Questions To Ask The Teacher


·What are my child's strengths and weaknesses? What are some examples of each strength or weakness?
· Does my child speak or ask questions during the class and in any of the classroom activities?
·For the most part, does my child seem happy in school?
·Is my child getting along with others? Are there any classroom relationships or situations which I need to be made aware of?
·Have you noticed any changes in behavior that I should be concerned with? Is my child complaining of having trouble seeing the board or does my child seem sleepy?
·        Does my child work up to his/her potential?
· How does my child approach test taking?
·        What are some of the upcoming subjects the students will be studying, and how might we support these units from home?
·        Does my child understand the expectations of this classroom? Is my child turning homework in on time?
·        Is there an action plan we can develop to keep improving my child's progression?