I am a huge supporter of parent-teacher communication. One important component of this is through conferences that are often held twice a year.
As a teacher, they were time consuming to prepare and to conduct. I was often anxious or nervous to meet with parents. I can’t say I always enjoyed them as a teacher but I was always amazed at the power they had with the students and parents.
Now that I am a parent of a school- age child, I look forward to these meetings. It is a chance to ask personal questions about my child, gain a realistic idea of his strengths and weaknesses, and see his learning environment. It helps to build a bridge between home and school.
I love the tips in this article and believe they can be applicable to children of all abilities. I do have an article specifically about communication with your school for parents of gifted children. I will write a blog post about that soon…