Parent-teacher conferences can be daunting for teachers. But have you ever thought about how you can best prepare for a fantastic interaction with the parents of your students? One of the best ways is to ‘put yourself in their shoes’ by thinking about the kind of questions your parents might want answered.
Here are some questions they might be asking. Think about these and use them to have winning parent-teacher interviews.
- How is my child doing in your class?
- What are their grades for each subject?
- How does my child’s work compare to the rest of the class?
- Do you have any concerns about their academic progress?
- Does my child do their homework? Are you satisfied with the quality of their homework?
- Does my child listen in class?
- Does my child contribute to class discussions? Are they confident talking in front of the whole class?
- How are their social skills? Do they get along with other students?
- Who are their friends? Who do they play with?
- Is my child liked by other students?
- Are there any issues in the playground? Do they behave appropriately?
- Are there any subjects which my child is reluctant to participate in?
- Is there anything else we should know about?
- What can we do to help?
Enjoy the journey,
And more importantly,
Enjoy the moments.