It’s no secret that parental involvement in education is important. Countless research shows that working together with a child has a direct impact on learning outcomes, but oftentimes parents struggle to find meaningful ways to get involved.
Accordingly, once a semester, all SCIS campuses host conferences where we encourage parents to come in and communicate with educators about their child’s performance and set goals.
Therefore, it is the perfect opportunity to ask teachers questions and develop a better understanding of the teacher’s expectations. More importantly, it allows parents to work more closely together with their child by being actively engaged in their learning.
Additionally, the benefits of parent-teacher meetings in school include:
- The ability to discuss student progress a child is making at school and set learning goals for the remainder of the school year
- A better understanding of what a child’s day at school is like, which can improve family communication at home
- Building positive interactions between parents and kids, as well as parents and teachers
Parents can play an important role in their children’s overall learning and education. Consequently, attending parent-teacher conferences, our families are able to take the right steps towards bridging learning at home and at school.
Our next conference will occur in spring next year and will take on a different form. Students will be at the helm, leading the discussion over their learning progress.
We look forward to many more opportunities to engage you in your child’s learning.