Meet the new teacher

Whether it's back-to-school night or a parent-teacher conference, make the most of the time you have with your children's teachers. It should be more than an afterthought — another thing to rush to before or after work.

Pennsylvania school professionals suggest you consider asking the following questions during parent-teacher meetings:

  • How can I support my child to help him/her be successful in school?
  • What kind of skills will my child learn and be required to master by the end of the year?
  • What can I do to ensure that my child is getting the most out of his/her education?
  • What are some resources that can be used at home to provide help for my child if he/she is struggling throughout the year?
  • How do you, the teacher, prefer to be contacted?
  • How much homework should the students expect to see on a regular basis?
  • Where can I find my child's assignments and curriculum online?
  • What are ways you will challenge my child in the year ahead? 


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