Tackling Student’s Academic Weaknesses Through Parent-Teacher DiscussionsFebruary 24, 2020
For a parent, when people talk about children and schooling, it is likely that the first thought that comes to your mind is that time when your child probably learned to mess around with crayons. However, you should also be thinking of his progress in school. That is why you should have a game plan for responding to teacher-parent conferences.
Today, parents do not have all the time in the world to attend all the meetings they are called for. Parents are also being forced to take more than one job just to be able to get the bills paid on time. This reason makes the schools to start coming up more flexible options to the parents so that they can make the appointments. The meetings are shorter than 30 minutes and are not limited to one day.
The main idea of organizing these sorts of appointments is so that the parents have an open forum with the teaching staff and the school. It is the best forum to let the parent have those opinions aired and ask questions regarding performance.
Professionalism is still something the teachers are supposed to maintain while dealing with parents. There should be no hiding of opinions or sheltering wrong behavior by the child.
The topic of bad behavior will always crop up during these meetings. As a teacher, it is the right time to air any complaints about child’s behavior.
If the child is lacking in some area, then it is the best time for them to start discussing those issues. It is there that you will hear of anything to do with the ease with which the child gets distracted. The parents will in turn suggest what methods the teacher can implement to improve classroom environment.
There is a great correlation between the schooling of a child and the atmosphere in the home or family. Normally you will find that whenever there is chaos in the family, the child will often lack concentration in class. There is also poor supervision of homework.
The parent teacher forums may benefit the parents more than they do to the school. Therefore, the parents should take them seriously as they influence how best a child is taught while at school. There is more transparency as to the operations of the school environment.