These events don’t happen very often, maybe only once a year, so it’s worth spending a little time preparing for them. You may not have time to talk to all of your child’s teachers, so:
Spend some time with your son or daughter before the evening and talk about what’s happening in the different classes.
- What do they think of the teacher?
- Are they able to learn effectively in class, or are there disruptions.
- Are things getting better or not?
- What do they think they are best at and what do they need to work on.
- What would they like you to ask?
- What would they like to know?
- Write it all down so that you don’t miss anything on the night.
- Agree with your child that they should be prepared to listen to the teacher talk about the bad as well as the good.
- Make sure you agree on positive actions to take.
Many teachers find these evenings quite daunting and stressful, so be cheerful and constructive.
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