There is no shortage of research findings available reporting direct links between a parent’s regular attendance at school and their child’s success at school. It’s a simple equation (Time + School = Achievement). An essential part of meaningful parent involvement is attending your child’s scheduled conferences. Parent conferences are extremely important nowadays. Why? Education is changing so rapidly with the infusion of technology, social media, common national standards and high stakes testing. Most of us were educated in traditional settings with the standard schoolhouse equipment- chalkboards, 50lbs of books and a six period day. Today, here at Simmons, your child will experience math, reading, science and social studies without touching a pencil or one of those antiques, ditto paper. Of course your child will be required to write, but in ways that were completely science fiction during your academic prime. Your 2nd grader will develop a web blog, or answer the question-of-the-day using a “chrome book”, or write simultaneously with a team of students using a shared Google document.
So, what are the right questions for parents to ask whenever meeting with the teacher? Click here to read more.