Usually once or twice a year, during progress reporting periods, parent-teacher conferences are held. They are quick meetings that last 10 to 30 minutes. Conventionally, conferences are scheduled one to two months in advance. Some high schools and middle schools merely ask for parent conferences to talk about issues. If school schedules clash with home schedules, it’s worth making an effort to locate a mutually suitable time, or even to organize a video or phone conference. Many schools set aside specified dates and hours for conferences.
Parent-teacher conferences are a fantastic chance to:
- To do discussions based on in-class observations, test results, evaluations, portfolios, and assignments
- Learn from parents or guardians so that you are more knowledgeable about students’ abilities, requirements, inclinations, and learning preferences.
- Talk about enrichment or intervention tactics that can help pupils learn.
- Talk about any problems that may be preventing pupils from learning and developing
The teachers should be making most of the conference and make it a success and make the environment welcoming for the parents where they can discuss all their queries without any hesitation. Parents on the other hand should be prepared with their pointers on what they wish to ask the teachers and ask for any help required in teaching child-specific concepts where he or she is lacking.