Make it a priority to meet the teacher.
- Go to your child’s school open house or meet-the-teacher day. Even though time may be short, a few simple steps can show your interest and support:
- Introduce yourself and your child.
- Collect any information the teacher provides.
- Offer to help by signing up to donate items to the class or to volunteer for other jobs.
Find the right time to talk to the teacher. If you are at school, you may run in to teachers and be tempted to ask about how your child is doing. At school, ask the teacher if it is a good time to talk or when is most convenient for him or her. Just before or after school may not be the best times. If you run into a teacher around town, simply exchange pleasantries. This is not the time for a parent-teacher conference.
Remember that the teacher is a person too! They have good days and bad days. Try to always be courteous.