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The Teacher is Talking: What to Ask at Parent-Teacher Conferences

By Leslie Lindsay We just had the twice-annual sit down with our child’s classroom teacher.  You know the one where you cram your adult-sized body into a tiny little chair and scooch into a tiny little desk?  You nod and smile and take in all that you can about your child in a quick 15-minute window…and then walk out thinking, “Oh, but I forgot to ask about____.”  Well, it’s that time again, parents: the parent-teacher conference. Here’s a quick list of questions and prompts to get you thinking about what you can do to make the meeting a successful one: Plan ahead and get a sitter.  Most schools don’t want the kiddos there while you are chatting with the teacher, although some don’t mind.  We didn’t have a sitter.  Kate was proud to bring her little sister into her classroom and play Legos together.   I don’t think they really cared what we were talking about…but well…you never know. Be on time, maybe even early.  These meetings are typically scheduled in 15 minute blocks.  They are fast and …