Me in a Tree

Archive for November, 2010


It’s coming up on that time of year again. I know, because my report cards are due in two weeks.

Here are a few tips for a successful Parent-Teacher interview.

  • Bring your child. They are the reason we are all there. Meet all together so the expectations of parent, teacher and child are laid out at once. You can always have them step out at the end if there are confidential issues you’d like to discuss.
  • Come prepared. Write down your concerns ahead of time.
  • Stay calm. Remember that teachers love your child too, and want what’s best for him or her. Threats will get you nothing but a reputation in the staff room. And an administrator sitting in on your next interview.