15 Questions to Ask Your Child’s Teacher
At the beginning of school year teachers will give you so much information you may not have any questions at the time. However, once school has started and your child’s teacher has gotten to know your child and you should be prepared to ask questions at your first Parent – Teacher Conference. This is your opportunity to find out what your child needs to have a successful year!
You can ask your child what they need every day but, until you speak with the teacher most parents are ‘in the dark’ when it comes to our child’s real needs to get a good education. If you child is like mine. You ask “How was your day?” Answer: “Fine.” You, “What did you learn today?” Answer: “I don’t know. We went outside and played on the playground!”
So, when you go into your first parent-teacher conference of the school year be prepared with questions to help your child throughout the school year.
Start the conversation by talking about your child’s emotional health.
1. How Is My Child Doing Emotionally?
2. How Is My Child Doing Socially?
3. How do you support kids in their social development?
Move into Academic Performance Questions
4. How do you respond when my child struggles in class? What steps do you take to assure he/she learns the material?
5. How is learning personalized in your classroom?
6. What do you think are the academic challenges for my child?
7. Do you feel my child needs any extra help in school with anything? What resources are available to receive that help?
8. Are there options provided by the school for enrichment experiences?
9. Is my child organized?
10. Does my child daydream?
11. Is my child producing quality work?
12. What Do You Think My Child Is Particularly Good at?
End with Questions About How You Can Help Your Child
13. Are there any school or district resources that we should consider using as a family to support our child in the classroom?
14. Can we talk more about your homework policy and how my child is doing with homework?
15. What can I do at home to support what you’re doing in the classroom?
RSVP #FallBackToSchool Twitter Party
Since we are chatting about back to school. I want to invite all of you to join our #FallBacktoSchool twitter party!
August 27th 7pm-8pm EST!
Sponsored by Follett!
Follett, a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content, and they are launching #FallBackToSchool, a campaign focused on how parents and children can prepare to head back to school.
Of course a party has prizes! Follett will be giving away prizes:
Grand Prize: 1 iPad and 1 $200 Visa gift card
Prize 4: $100 Visa gift card
Prize 3: $100 Visa gift card
Prize 2: $50 Visa gift card
Prize 1: $50 Visa gift card
Four things you MUST do to make the event work for everyone:
- RSVP below.
- During the party to view discussions and comments you must set up a #FallBackToSchool search on search.twitter.com, make sure to click on “all” so you can see the current tweets and not just the “top” tweets. Of course you could also use TweetDeck, TweetChat, or Hootsuite if you are familiar with them.
- Make sure you are following our Sponsor @FollettNews and their spokesperson @RosalindWiseman. The Host: @SimplyBeingMom & @MrDad, and co-host: @BabyCostcutters, @ItsFreeAtLast, @MomsWhoSave, @blueviolet and @powerbymomblog, @donnahup, and @momdot
- To make comments and/or replies you must include #FallBackToSchool somewhere in your Tweet on Twitter. This is the only way your comment can be seen by the group at the event.
RSVP Now to WIN
RSVP to be eligible to win prizes during out twitter party!
To be eligible to win prizes from the twitter party you must be a legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.
How to RSVP
Below, click “add your link”.
For the “URL” put your full url to your twitter account. Example, mine is: https://twitter.com/BabyCostcutters
In the “Name” put your @twitterhandle. Example, mine is: @BabyCostcutters.