What is a parent-teacher conference?
Should I go only if my child is having problems?
How do I prepare?
LAUSD also holds workshops at schools' parent centers to help prepare for parent-teacher conferences. Dates are available on school websites, or parents can call the school to find out where the closest center is.
What do I want to get out of this?
Ask, "What classroom activities keep my child engaged in learning?" That question helps parents understand what the teacher does to make sure the student is actively engaged in learning, as opposed to passively sitting in class.
Is this the only time I can talk to a teacher?
No, of course not. Many experts say parent-teacher conferences should not be the first or the only time the two talk. Here is a different guide on how to talk to teachers.
How do these conferences change in different grades?
How are parent-teacher conferences different from
What about translation?
Schools are required to offer a translator for parents, and this does not include your child, another child or untrained staff. This is a service for which parents have the right to ask.
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