Preparing for a Productive Parent-Teacher Conference

  • When the time comes for a parent-teacher conference, the right preparation can help parents get much more out of the meeting and help them gain a better understanding of what they can do to help their child succeed. Careful preparation will also help parents set the stage for an ongoing relationship with the teacher. 
  • Get a Good Start

  • Ask: How is My Child Doing?

  • Here are some questions you might want to ask about your child:

  • Include the Student

  • Address Problems

  • Follow Up

  • - by Ted Villaire, (edited by Boston Public Schools); reprinted with permission from the National PTA