Valid email addresses are required to post comments. If your comment is not posted, I will send you an email with an explanation.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Parent And Teacher Conferences

I'd like to share some advice on preparing for our upcoming parent and teacher conferences. The goal of these interactions is to promote communication between the school and home in a combined effort to provide the conditions for success of the child. A partnership among the teacher and parents is essential in this process. This is a time for both parties to exchange information and perspectives intended to identify issues and possibilities related to the individual learner. In addition to the presentation supplied by the instructor, you are welcome to ask questions and extend suggestions.

The investment you have in your child's future is worth your sincere interest in this important meeting. If you are unable to attend, please contact the teacher by phone or email and make arrangements for an alternative opportunity to discuss your child's educational program. 

Maximizing the benefit of the conference involves some planning. Here are some tips for parents supplied by the website and authors Peggy Gisler and Marge Eberts.

1.      Ask your child if there is anything that he or she would like you to discuss with the  
2.      Jot down everything that you want to talk about at the conference.
3.      Arrive promptly or a few minutes early.
4.      Begin with positive comments about the teacher or classroom.
5.      Avoid lengthy discussions of topics that are not related to the purpose of the 
6.      Be open-minded to suggestions from the teacher.
7.      Keep your emotions under control.
8.      Take notes about what has been discussed to share with your child.
9.      Express appreciation for the conference.
10.   Do not stay beyond your allotted time.

No comments:

Post a Comment