Parent-Teacher Communication

posted Oct 14, 2013, 8:08 PM by Jason Hoff   [ updated Oct 14, 2013, 8:14 PM ]
Is meeting with my child's teacher really that important? Studies have concluded that when a parent is actively involved with their son or daughter's education, it benefits everyone involved. Education is faced with many challenges, and when parents and teachers communicate effectively these may be successfully overcome. This meeting is more than just gathering reports from your child's teacher on their overall performance in the classroom. This initial meeting is about sharing the child's strengths and weaknesses both at home and at school. As parents we often fail to understand that the first and perhaps the most impressionable classroom is the home. Parents have the greatest understanding of who their child truly is. Teachers rarely get the opportunity to get to a point where they are just as familiar with a child as a parent is. It is important to understand that when parents and teachers communicate, it provides an opportunity for the child to reach their maximum potential both in the classroom and outside of the classroom. When regular communication is engaged between teachers and parents, a relationship will form. I highly encourage all of you to communicate with your child's teacher. You'll reap the benefits as your child moves through middle school, high school, and ultimately college. :)