How To Get The Most Out Of Your Elementary School Child's Parent Teacher Conference
If a parent is a little bit shy, or has difficulty understanding or speaking English,
For a lot of parents, going into a parent-teacher conference is a little bit intimidating. It's a bit like being on stage. I definitely recommend that parents make lists of the questions that they want to ask at a parent-teacher conference. If they have a particular test or a report or some work that they want to bring in, they should bring it in and they should ask about it. If the elementary school child is learning something that the parent doesn't understand, or would like to be refreshed on, they should bring it to the parent-teacher conference and they shouldn't be afraid to ask. I don't know of any teacher who wouldn't be happy to help a parent become better at helping their children. Whatever the parent wants to know, he or she should come in prepared to ask it. I think that parents should also feel free to come to a parent-teacher conference as a couple, if they think that's be a good idea. If a parent is a little bit shy, or has a difficulty understanding or speaking English, they should bring someone that they trust. The school will provide an interpreter, but bring someone you trust. Bring your sister or bring a friend - whatever you can do to make yourself feel comfortable. The parent-teacher conference is your opportunity to find out what's going on with your child. You want to really take charge of it and use it.