Tips for Parent-teacher interviews

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This tip sheet will help parents get the most out of parent-teacher interviews in 3 easy steps.

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Tips for Parent-teacher interviews

  1. 1. TIPS FOR PARENTS Parent-Teacher Interviews Parent teacher-interviews are held two or three Parent-teacher interviews are strictly confidential. times a year at the end of each term when report Share personal information that might be affecting cards are sent home. They are opportunities for par- your child’s progress or behaviour at school (e.g., ents and teachers to talk together about how to help family illness, job search). This information will help each child succeed in school. They are very short – the teacher understand your child better. usually 10 or 15 minutes. It’s important to prepare • What does my child do well? before the interview to make the best use of that • What skills does she or he still need to de- short time. If you need more time, schedule another velop? appointment. • Is my child getting extra help? In what sub- 1. Prepare jects? • Read your child’s report card. • What is your homework policy? • Make notes about your questions and con- • How much time should my child be spending cerns. on homework? • Talk to your child about the report. • How does my child get along with the other students? • What do you want to ask the teacher? Make a list. • How can I help my child at home? • What is the best way to contact you if I have 2. Ask Questions more questions? Arrive on time. Bring your list of questions. The • Take notes so that you can share the com- teacher will review your child’s report card or show ments with your child. you samples of his or her work. Tell the teacher what your child likes and dislikes 3. Follow Up about school. Let the teacher know if you think there Talk to your child. Stress the positive things the is too much or too little homework. teacher said. Talk about how you and the teacher are going to help with the things that need to be im- proved. Copies are available in several languages at www.peopleforeducation.com. For more information, call 416-534-0100 or email: info@peopleforeducation.com © People for Education 2009

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