Grades 7 to 12 - Phone Interviews March 11 to 18
Grades K to 6 - Phone Interviews March 15-19
Discuss your upcoming parent-teacher interview with your child
Interview your child before the parent-teacher interview! You will be amazed at what you learn! Sometimes our perceptions as a parent are not aligned with our kids. Ask your child:
What is your teacher going to say about your work?
What will the teacher say about you?
What do you think you do really well?
What do you need to focus on?
Do you want me to ask the teacher any specific questions?
Come with prepared questions
While there is no time limit when it comes to a parent’s love for talking about their children, there is a definite time limit to every parent-teacher interview. The meeting is usually no more than 10 to 15 minutes.
In order to maximize the time, make your questions specific and organize them in order of importance. Here are examples of good questions for a parent-teacher interview:
Do you have any concerns about my child’s skills level?
Does my child have difficulty listening to and/or following instructions?
Does my child have difficulty staying on task?
Does my child have difficulty organizing notes, work, stories, etc.?
Does my child have difficulty completing assignments?
Does my child read with comprehension?
How well does my child read and understand words?
Does my child actively participate in your class?
Does my child hand in assignments on time, complete and at an acceptable level?
What work areas does my child like best?
What areas are more difficult for my child?
What are my child’s learning strengths?
Are there things we can do at home to help my child?
Do you have suggestions for me to discuss with my child?
Does my child seem to enjoy coming to your class?
Is there anything about my child’s behaviour or performance that you would like to share?