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10 Important Questions to Ask at Parent-Teacher Conferences

Oct 12, 2021

It's that time of year again! The first parent-teacher conferences of the year, and we all know the past year and half were challenging for our kiddos. Here is a list of questions to consider asking your child's teacher at conferences.

Arrive With Questions, Leave With a Plan
 
It's always good to go into your conferences with a few questions prepared so that you're not trying to think of them on the spot. Here are some questions you may want to ask your teacher this year:
 
  • COVID-Slide:
  • What is the impact of the COVID-Slide in your classroom and what is your plan for recovering missing and lost knowledge?
  • Is my child suffering from learning loss due to the pandemic? Does he have missing knowledge or skill gaps?
 
  • Concept Comprehension:
  • Are there certain concepts she is struggling with? What are her strengths?
  • Is he having trouble learning new concepts? Do you suspect it's due to some underlying skill gaps?
  • Do you have a sense of whether she fully understands the concepts or is just memorizing math facts?
  • Where does he rate compared to grade-level standards?
 
  • Behavior and Attention:
  • Has she been staying focused in class?
  • Is he actively raising his hand to volunteer an answer?
  • Has she been a distraction in the classroom, such as moving around a lot or trying to engage with peers?
  • Is he reluctant to ask for help?

 

Don't Forget! Whether learning in-classroom or online, the fact remains: your child is still recovering from the learning loss associated with school closures in the spring of 2020 and the inconsistent delivery of math lessons last year. This pandemic combination resulted in unprecedented learning loss for nearly all students and a slide in their math knowledge.
 
While your student may be seeing some positive gains this year, it may not be enough to overcome the regression they had experienced. In order to fully recover and get back on track, they need accelerated growth this year to make up the lost ground. Be sure to compare your student to grade-level standards to make sure they are keeping pace with their pre-defined trajectory.
 
If you are curious where your child is at in math, let's schedule a free math skills assessment! 303-979-9077