What do you do at a parent teacher conference?

What do you do at a parent teacher conference?

Before the Conference

  • Get informed.
  • Prepare your materials.
  • Send informative invitations.
  • Create a welcoming environment.
  • Open with positives.
  • Discuss progress and growth.
  • Avoid teacher-talk.
  • Ask questions and listen.

What should I say at parent teacher conferences examples?

“Your child needs to learn to…”

  • “Your child causes disruptions in the classroom.”
  • “I’m a parent myself.”
  • “Your son talks about video games/TV/a youtube channel a lot.”
  • “He has lots of potential but…”
  • “Your child is one, two, three or more grade levels below in their reading, writing or math.”
  • How can a student survive a parent teacher conference?

    Avoid angry or apologetic reactions. Instead, ask for examples. Ask what is being done about the problem and what strategies seem to help at school. Develop an action plan that may include steps that parents can take at home and steps the teacher will take at school.

    Should students go to parent-teacher conferences?

    Kids and teens do better in school when parents get involved. Attending parent–teacher conferences is one way to be involved and help your child succeed. A parent–teacher conference is a great opportunity to: discuss your child’s progress.

    What should you not do at a parent-teacher conference?


    • Sit behind your desk.
    • Tell parents what they should or shouldn’t do.
    • Do all of the talking.
    • Speak using educational jargon.
    • Provide too many suggestions for student improvement.
    • Forget to invite all parents/guardians to the conference.
    • Forget the data!
    • Make assumptions.

    What questions should I ask at parent-teacher conference?

    Let’s explore the types of questions you should ask at a parent-teacher conference….Questions About Communication

    • What is the best way to contact you?
    • Can I tell you more about my student?
    • Can I tell you more about what’s going on at home?
    • How can I stay informed of school programs and my student’s success?

    What is the importance of parent-teacher conference?

    Teacher-parent conferences give you an opportunity to increase communication between school and home, keep parents informed about their child’s progress, and develop a plan for the student’s future. You’ll find excellent advice to help you prepare for these meetings.