popular topics in parent-teacher conferences

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    Parental Involvement
    Are You Asking the Teacher the Right Questions?
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    Meeting Log
    Print and use this template each time you meet with your child's teacher or other school staff members. ...
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    Why School Open House Is Important
    As kids get older, fewer parents bother to show up for Open House. Learn why this is a problem. ...
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    Telephone Log
    Print out and use this template each time you have a phone conversation with your child's teacher or other staff member. ...
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    Parent-Teacher Conferences
    How to Handle Teacher Conferences
    How to Handle Teacher Conferences James struts with a downbeat on the first note, low-slung jeans and baggy T-shirt framing his angular adolescent form. If he isn't downloading music on the computer, he's instant messaging his girlfriend about Fr...
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    Parent-Teacher Conferences
    How to Get What You Want from the Teacher
    How to Get What You Want from the Teacher Big Fun In Little Chairs In many ways, a parent-teacher conference is like a bad date: The gnawing anxiety as you wait for the door to open. Your pounding heart as the teacher offers you a pint-sized chai...
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    Questions for Teacher
    The Parent-Teacher Conference: 5 Must-Ask Questions
    In order to help your child have a successful school year, you need to know what is expected of her, academically, from now until June. You can find out by asking some questions. Take this list with you to your next parent-teacher conference. And...
    Cindy Bond
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    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
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    Fourth-Grade Writing Troubles
    If your fourth-grader is having trouble putting more than four words together in a sentence, it's time to have a teacher conference. ...
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    Parent-Teacher Conferences
    Granddaughter Is Doing Poorly in School
    Meeting with a child's school counselor and her teachers can help you learn why she is having difficulties. ...
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    Behavior Issues
    Positive Behavior Plan
    Team up with the teacher to devise a positive behavior plan for your child. ...
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    Parent-Teacher Conferences
    10 Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference
    Parent-teacher conferences present an excellent opportunity to find out how your child is adjusting to the new school year and to get to know her teachers. Here are some general hints on how to have a successful conference. ...
    Peggy Gisler, Ed.S. and Marge Eberts, Ed.S.
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    Questions for Teacher
    Paying Attention in Class
    Work with the teacher to develop a plan to help your child pay attention in class. ...
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    Kindergarten Language Arts
    Spelling and Letter Grades in Kindergarten
    When a child is given difficult spelling tests in kindergarten, have a talk with the teacher. ...
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    Learning Environment
    Noisy Classrooms
    Your child deserves to be in classes in which it's easy for learning to occur. ...
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    Parent-Teacher Conferences
    Essential Rules of Parenting: Dealing with Your Child's School
    From when they're 4 or 5, right through until they're 16 or 18, there are certain basic Rules that will get you, and them, through their school career more happily. (Excerpted from "The Rules of Parenting" by Richard Templar) ...
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    Classroom Modifications
    Classroom Distractions
    If your child feels distracted in school, talk to his teacher to figure out a solution. ...