Are You Prepared for Parent-Teacher Conferences?

Do you know how to make the most of those 20 minutes of conference time you get with your child's teacher? Take this quiz and find out!

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Do you know how to make the most of those 20 minutes of conference time you get with your child's teacher? Take this quiz and find out!

1. At my child's parent-teacher conference, I expect to hear:

  • All the disappointing problems my child has caused -- again.
  • How brilliant my child is.
  • Everything my child has accomplished over the last month.

2. Before my child's parent-teacher conference, I plan to make a list of...

  • Every question I ever wanted to ask a teacher.
  • My child's strengths at home and school, and my concerns.
  • No lists. The teacher will tell me what's up

3. How will you involve your child in the parent-teacher conference?

  • I'll ask him what he thinks the teacher will have to say about him.
  • I'll share with my child what the teacher says about her at the conference.
  • Both A and B.
  • I won't involve him. Details of the conference should be kept private.

4. There's tension at home and your child is under a lot of stress. What do you do?

  • Wait until the parent-teacher conference to mention it.
  • Call the teacher right away and give her a quick heads up.
  • Say nothing. What goes on in your home is personal.

5. You're upset: The teacher gave your son a zero for incomplete homework, and you don't think he deserved it. How do you raise the issue?

  • You don't. You go over her head to the principal.
  • You calmly tell the teacher your concern and listen to her side.
  • You let the teacher know how unfair she's being.

Your Results:

1. At my child's parent-teacher conference, I expect to hear:
How brilliant my child is.

2. Before my child's parent-teacher conference, I plan to make a list of...
My child's strengths at home and school, and my concerns.

3. How will you involve your child in the parent-teacher conference?
Both A and B.

4. There's tension at home and your child is under a lot of stress. What do you do?
Call the teacher right away and give her a quick heads up.

5. You're upset: The teacher gave your son a zero for incomplete homework, and you don't think he deserved it. How do you raise the issue?
You calmly tell the teacher your concern and listen to her side.

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