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“Helping Your Child Learn”
Parent tips from the Utah Education Association

Parent–Teacher Partnerships – Getting Ready For A Parent-Teacher Conference

Getting ready for a parent-teacher conference? Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Start the conference right: Be there on time, and plan not to run over the amount of time that has been set aside, usually about 40 minutes.
  • If you are a working parent who can't arrange to meet during regular hours, make this clear to the teacher and try to set up a time to meet that is good for both of you.
  • The best conferences are those in which both teachers and parents stay calm and try hard to work together for one purpose and one purpose only: to help your child do well. Arguing, or blaming each other for problems your child is having, helps no one.