Potential questions to ask your child's teacher at a parent/teacher meeting


Parents and teachers are the team members that supports children's success. Parents and teachers working together will ensure that children maximize their potential. It is important for parents to get to know their child's teacher each year, know how to communicate with the teacher, and be ready to contact the teacher with concerns.

It is a good idea to have some questions prepared ahead of time so that you make sure you find out what you need to know. Here are some questions to choose from when you meet with your child's teacher.

  • What will my child be learning this year in reading, math, science?
  • Do you feel my child is working up to his/her potential?
  • What are my child’s strengths and weaknesses? in certain subject areas?
  • How much time should my child be spending on homework each night?
  • How can I help with homework?
  • Are my child’s assignments complete and turned in on time?
  • How do you evaluate my child’s work?
  • How can I help my child to be successful in your class? What can I do at home?
  • Does my child enjoy reading? What types of books or materials does he/she choose to read?
  • What do you suggest my child read at home?
  • How are my child’s written skills? Are his/her thoughts organized? Does she/he enjoy writing?
  • How does my child interact with you and with the other children?
  • If my child is having difficulties, what do I do?
  • Does my child follow instructions and finish tasks?
  • What are my child’s strengths? Do you have any specific concerns?
  • Are there programs or resources at school that would benefit my child?
  • How do you communicate with parents?
  • If I need to reach you, what is the best way? How soon can I expect to hear back from you?
  • When I have a concern about my child's learning, what should I do?
Target Age
3-6 , 6-12