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Parent Teacher Conferences

Nerves can be high for the parents, teachers, and the child. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind as you prepare for the conference.

Before attending the conference, prepare yourself:

During the conference, keep these ideas in mind for a successful meeting:


5 Must-Ask Questions

  1. What skills and knowledge will my child be expected to master this year?
  2. How will my child be evaluated?
  3. What can I do to stay more involved in my child’s academic progress?
  4. How do you accommodate differences in learning?
  5. How are older students prepared for learning after high school?


After the conference, you can begin working with your child to support their school year:


Online Resources
Parent-Teacher Conference Kit from Family Education
Making P/T Conferences Work for Your Child from PTA
Making the Most of Your Teacher Conference from Scholastic
Making the Most of Your P/T Conference- Survival Strategies by Great Schools

Library Resources
Dr. Spock's the school years: the emotional and social development of children by Benjamin Spock
First grade success: everything you need to know to help your child learn by Amy James (there are several in this series)
The Mom book goes to school: insider tips to ensure your child thrives in elementary and middle school by Stacy DeBroff
The new public school parent: how to get the best education for your elementary school child by Bob Chase
The school-savvy parent: 365 insider tips to help you help your child by Rosemarie Clark

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