The 5 Most Important Questions to Ask During a Parent-Teacher Conference

Be prepared and proactive with these five important questions to ask during a parent-teacher conference for your elementary school-aged child.

Can you believe it is already almost time for parent-teacher conferences? As an elementary teacher, this is one of my favorite times of year. Parent-teacher conferences give me the opportunity to meet with parents and continue to build a relationship with them.  This conversation often gives me a little insight into my students from those who know them best.

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When my children were in school, I looked forward to attending parent-teacher conferences. I was grateful for the opportunity to get to know the teachers that my children spend their days with. It is so important to learn about your children in their roles as students and peers.

What questions should I ask during a parent-teacher conference?

To be prepared for these meetings, I have developed a list of the 5 most important questions to ask during a parent conference.

  1. What do you see as my child’s strengths and weaknesses?
  2. Does my child foster positive relationships within the classroom with both his teachers and peers?
  3. Does my child ask questions and advocate for him/herself?
  4. Does my child give forth his/her best effort?
  5. How can I best help/support my child both in and out of the classroom?

I hope these questions help you to make the most of your parent-teacher conference. Do you have any other questions that you would add to this list? I would love to hear your thoughts.

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