Here are the top five ways for parents to connect with their child’s teacher:
At the start of the school year, make arrangements to meet the teacher. This is an ideal time to share information about your child so that the student and teacher can make the best possible connection.
Take a “no fault” approach when dealing with difficult issues at school. Blaming teachers or classmates only strains relationships.
Join forces with teachers to reach a common goal: helping your child overcome difficulties and find success.
Drop your child’s teacher a note any time.
Do you have a question about homework? Is your child upset about something that happened at home? Were you really impressed by a school project? Pass it along.
Call your child’s teacher for a specific reason — or for no reason at all. Teachers appreciate hearing from you. It’s a good idea to ask teachers beforehand for good times to call.
Bring a list of questions to parent-teacher conferences.
Prepared questions help the conference stay focused and keep you on the issues that matter.
These ideas can help get the school year off to a good start.