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The Parent-Teacher meeting or PTM is a great time for parents to talk to their child’s teachers, one-on-one. However, it can be quite unsettling for some parents.
What would the teacher say about my child? What if I don’t agree? Anyway, don’t I know my child best?
Keep aside your misgivings and let us help you prepare for the big day. Click 'Next' to see the list of questions that you should ask your kids' teachers.
If you are thinking you know your child best, think about this: the teacher spends almost half the day (or more) with your child. He or she may see something you don’t.
If your teacher says your child is doing well in English, ask her if he is better at speaking or writing skills, or if it is his range of vocabulary that is impressive.
For example, in an English Language test, your child may have lost the most marks in composition writing, but may have done fairly well in grammar and vocabulary sections. Thus, then, only composition writing skills need to be worked on; do not jump to the conclusion that your child is “bad in English”.
For example, some teachers do not allow the child to bring any drinks to class, except water. By being aware of such rules, you can ensure your child abides by them, and save yourself any future frustration.
Teachers, however, are increasingly hesitant about giving out their mobile numbers, in fear of invasion of privacy and of midnight calls by frantic parents. Almost all teachers have an official email address, though, and many of them do check their inbox regularly.
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