Suggestions for How to Have a Positive Parent–Teacher Conference

    • 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.