We’re solidly into school and you’re probably hearing about the first round of parent-teacher conferences. If you haven’t check your kids’ folders! This is the time to get on the same page with the teachers spending so much time with our kids.
Conferences are probably one of the most important points of contact for most parent-teacher teams. If your child is doing well in school, you likely don’t have a lot of back and forth with your kid’s teacher. And that’s fine!
But just because your little is a good student doesn’t mean there isn’t anything the teacher can tell you! This is an important time for you to ask questions, get feedback, and learn how to help your child excel in school and out!
Don’t just listen to the “your child is a pleasure to have in class” speech and then move on! Use this valuable time to ask questions and get to know your student and his teacher better! I’ve made a list of questions that will help you start a conversation with your kid’s teacher!
Questions you should ask at parent-teacher conferences
Questions about your child
Ask This Question: What academic subject is my child strongest in?
Follow Up With: What can we do to keep her interested in it?
Ask This Question: What subject is she weakest in?
Follow Up With: How can we help support his growth in this subject?
Ask This Question: What topics has he engaged with most?
Follow Up With: How can we help him explore this more at home?
Ask This Question: What does my child pick when he has free time?
Follow Up With: Do they try new things or always stick to the same activities?
Ask This Question: Does she have one or two great friends?
Follow Up With: Do those friends seem to reciprocate?
Ask This Question: Does she play inclusively with everyone in class?
Follow Up With: Is there anyone she chooses not to play with consistently?
Ask This Question: Are there any other social concerns you have for my child?
Questions about the class
Ask This Question: What does the daily schedule look like?
Follow Up With: What is the first thing students do when they come in?
Ask This Question: What can students do during free time?
Follow Up With: Are there different options throughout the year?
Ask This Question: How much time is spent on activities?
Follow Up With: How much time is spent on doing worksheets, projects, and small groups?
Ask This Question: Are there any big projects coming up?
Follow Up With: How can I help my student?
Parent-teacher conferences are an opportunity to really get insight into how your kids are doing in school. Don’t waste this chance to ask questions just because your child is doing great. If you go in prepared you’ll learn more about your child and help their education!
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