ERIC Number: ED433965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Parent-Teacher Conferences: Suggestions for Parents. ERIC Digest.
Parent-teacher conferences sometimes become a cause for concern for everyone involved. This Digest outlines ways to improve communication during parent-teacher conferences. Suggestions are offered to help parents participate more effectively in conferences, including identifying what is being done to help a child overcome a problem, examining the teacher's expectations, creating a plan, and scheduling a follow-up conference. The Digest points out that even if a child is not experiencing difficulties, parents can contribute to the effectiveness of the conference by asking questions such as "What does my child do that surprises you?" or "What can I do at home to support what is being done at school?" (LPP)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Elementary Education, Interpersonal Communication, Learning Problems, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Teacher Conferences, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL.