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The number 1 question to ask in parent teacher interviews

How many students are in the class?

If all parents ask this next time I’m sure they will be smaller next year!!


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Yes because the teachers have control over how many kids they are dumped with 🤦‍♀️. I'm pretty sure the number 1 question is how is my child doing and how can I help them?

 ^ love this
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It’s funding and school numbers that decide this.

I ask if my children are happy at school & ask ways I can help in the classroom. Than listen to whatever the teacher has to offer.

Good idea 👏 Ask a question that the teacher has no control over 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

I know my (public) school's policy on maximum class sizes. It's quite reasonable.

I get 15 minutes for a PT interview & it's timed military-style. I'd rather find out about my child's progress.

Personally I like to ask if my child seems happy at school, are they coping well with the work, do they have good friendships etc. Big my girls are in classes of 20 I think. I'm fine with that.

And what about - is my child a good person?

 Why would you ask anyone this about your child? Surely you know if your child is a good person or not?! Why would you ask a teacher to judge your child?? How do you know the teacher is a good person?
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