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11/29/2018



Making the Most of Your Parent-Teacher Time

The start of each new school year involves your child getting to know their new lessons and their new teacher. Of course, once they have become accustomed, parents are given the opportunity to learn more about their child’s teachers and the school year ahead. Below is a post from The Tutoring Center, Plano which can help you to prepare for your first parent-teacher conference.

A List

The most important item to take into your meeting is a list of what you want to speak about. Too many parents return home only to realize that they forgot to bring up important items with their child’s teacher. To prevent this from happening to you, sit down with some time set aside and really think about all of the things you want to speak about. For example, what are your child’s strengths, their weaknesses, and what did they struggle with last year? You could also include items like their career aspirations if they know them.

The Most Important Items First

While it’s true that all of the items on your list are important, there is a good chance that you may not have the time to speak about all of them with your child’s teacher. For this reason, it’s a good idea to prioritize your list with the most important first. Armed with this prioritized list, be sure to bring it with you and work your way through it during your parent-teacher time, doing your best to work your way down it and not jump around between items.

Use Your Time Wisely

If you have concerns about the new principal, the curriculum dictated by the education department, or anything else which the teacher has no direct ability to change, don’t bring it up. The reason why is simply because, with your limited teacher-time, it’s best to talk about your child and things which the teacher can change. The last thing that you want to do is spend 10 minutes complaining to the teacher about something they can’t fix only to then realize that your allotted meeting time is finished and you haven’t even made a dent in your list.

Tutoring in Plano, TX

If, during your meeting, your child’s teacher recommends additional and external learning assistance, tutoring in Plano, TX can help. To find out more about how tutoring in Plano, TX can both help your child prepare for upcoming challenges along with raising last year’s grades, speak with a learning professional at The Tutoring Center, Plano. Call today at (469) 277-8177 to book your free initial diagnostic assessment.

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