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Suggestions for How to Have a Positive Parent-Teacher Confernce

  • Communicate clearly about your concerns or questions.Take a positive approach.
  • Actively listen, ask questions, and offer suggestions.
  • Take notes during the conference so that you can discuss relevant information with your student at home.
  • Identify successes as well as struggles.
  • Participate in problem-solving.
  • Establish attainable, short–term goals.

GOALS that we would like to achieve by the end of our Conferences…


  • Teachers and parents/guardians will have established a partnership that will support the academic success of students.
  • Teachers and parents/guardians will be more aware of each student’s areas of strength and challenges.
  • Teachers and parents/guardians will be better able to communicate with each other about student progress.