First PT meeting of Sem 1 on this Thursday and Friday. Parents have the chance to individually meet with teachers and talk about their children’s ‘ performance in every aspect as academic results, ASAs, social communications, etc. Teachers provided personalized advice to every student during the meeting and parents are sending us very positive feedback about our amazing teachers and courses. It’s so glad to hear some students even want to come to school during weekends. PT meeting is so important, however communication happens not only at PT meetings but also in daily school life. So, feel free to talk to us anytime!
Meanwhile, we did some interview with our parents and teachers, to see their opinions on PT meetings and what they think is most different from Chinese PT meetings.
As a teacher, what do you think is most important in a PT meeting?
The purpose is to touch base with the parent and let them know how their child is doing in the class. The report card doesn’t always say everything that’s important for the parent to know. If we can meet with the parent, they we can explain to them how to help their child to be successful. And I like to meet parents face to face, if they have any questions for me about their child, it’s easier to do that in a face to face session.
I had one student yesterday whose mother said that her main concern is not grade, is socializing. Her child felt isolated and lonely, if they were trying to appear like an academic parent and not go there, then I wouldn’t know it’s a problem for her child.
Language barriers yes, but culturally not really. Their concerns are understandable, they want their child to do better.
We should ask students to translate for their parents, it’s good to have students to speak up for themselves.