Parent-Teacher Conferences: 7 Questions Moms & Dads Need To Ask
Have a parent teacher conference coming up? It’s a great opportunity for you to get the information you need to help your child have a successful school year… and learn more about how you can help support their academic success at home.Check out these 7 questions that can help you make the most of your parent-teacher conference:
How do you support different learning styles in your classroom?
This is a chance for you to learn how your child is learning! Does their teacher instruct through lectures, project-based activities, digital instruction… or a combination of several?
You may find it helpful to know that a recent study stated that 50% of kids learn by doing — that is, they are kinesthetic learners. Forty percent are visual learners, while only 10% learn best by listening.
How do you assist students in learning organization and study strategies?
Some kids have a natural ability to organize, understand their lessons, and plan for homework and studying, but others need guidance in understanding how to learn.
What do you see as my child's strengths?
It’s important to hear the teacher’s observations on what your child is good at so you can help build on those strengths. This question also provides the opportunity for you to broaden the perspective on how your child learns best.
Does my child need extra help in a particular area?
Early in the school year is a perfect time to learn if your child is falling behind in any areas because you have plenty of time to line up afterschool help or tutors or to put different learning strategies in place to help your child be successful in class.
How is my child doing socially?
Here you’ll want to gain insight into how your child gets along with classmates as well as adults. How does she work in a group setting and act in class? Are they able to build solid relationships with others? You may have insights worth sharing with your child’s teacher.
What can I do at home to extend my child's learning?
Are there ways the teacher can suggest how to support particular lessons or strategies of learning at home?
What is the best way to get in touch with you?
Find out if the teacher prefers emails, phone calls, or reciprocal written journals. Leave with the best way to contact the teacher so you can stay in touch about your child’s school experience.
- English Language Arts
- Geography/Social Studies
- Early Childhood
- Imaginative & Role Play
- Discovery & Exploration
- Games & Puzzles
- Critical Thinking
- English Language Arts
- Classroom Kits
- Skill Development
- Learning Styles
- Autism Spectrum
- Teacher Resources
For Your Classroom
- Classroom Activities
Tips for Your Classroom
- 10 Tips for Making Science Cross-Curricular
- 10 Tips for Using Reading Games
- 10 Tips to Organize Classroom for maximum Efficiency
- 5 Ways to Liven Up Student Response
- Overcoming Common Core Fears
- Demystifying Informational Text
- Cross-Curricular Math Tips that Rock
- Start the Year Off Right
- Build a Strong and Successful Common Core Classroom
- Tips and Tools to Help Your Students
- Tips to Add STEM into your Classroom
- Strategies to Support the Autism Spectrum in Your Classroom
- Starting Out With Math Manipulatives
- Setting Up for Classroom Success
- 6 Tips to Support Self Esteem in your Students
- 11 Tips for Spelling Success
- Simple Technology Activities
Learning At Home
- Ready, Set, Learn!
- Bored No More
- Making the Most of Parent-Teacher Conferences
- Getting Involved
- Getting Your Child Ready For School
- Encouraging Healthy Eating Habits
- Traveling with Kids?
- Cool Summer Learning
- Progress Check
- The Power of Imaginative Play
- Teacher Gifts that Keep Giving
- The True Value of a Toy
- Personality Presents
- 10 Tips to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions Strong All Year Long
- Making Memories
- Family Game Night
- Discover STEM
- Top 10 Product Picks for Kids with Autism
- Top Picks for Summer Learning for Kids with Special Needs
- Outdoor Learning, Outdoor Fun
- Plan for Summer Learning
- Tips to Help Kids Start the School Year Strong
- 5 Questions to Ask at Open House
- Halloween Treats
- Science Fairs: Simple Steps to Success
- Halloween Costumes
- Halloween Party – Mad Scientist Mania
- Parent-Teacher Conference: 7 Questions Moms & Dads Need To Ask
- The Present Personalizer: A Guide to Picking Gifts By Personality
- Thinking About Critical Thinking
- Autism in the Classroom
- Tips for Intervention's "First Responders"
- Decorating Your Classroom
- Using Manipulatives in Reading Intervention
- Help ELLs See the Big Picture
- Research on the Benefits of Manipulatives
- Embrace Technology for Assessment
- Blaze New Paths to Understanding
- What is STEM?
- Product Information
- Product Videos
- Bonus Content
- Activity and Coloring Pages