PTMs shouldn’t be a time to discuss all the flaws and mistakes of a student, as that would only drive them away. It shouldn’t become a day that the parents and children dread for there would be a list of complaints for them to listen to.
With the exam season coming to an end, it is officially the time for the day that most students dread, that is, the parent-teacher meeting. However, it is an important event in order to help students progress better. And mostly it is in the hands of the tutors to make or break it. Therefore, here is a quick walk-through for you to know the importance of the day and how to make it more constructive in both the case of offline and online classes.
The idea of a parent-teacher meeting was brought to light in order to make sure that both teachers and parents are in sync at all times. And know of students’ strengths and weaknesses, learning capacity and capabilities, interests, attitudes, and etiquette. It is an initiative to work together on a child’s performance and thereby their future.
Hence, one of the major purposes of the parent-teacher meeting is to identify and acknowledge each child’s strengths and weaknesses. And turn every child’s potential into a reality, by working on the valuation of their academics and non-academics and ensuring the best results and growth.
We have already established how PTMs are important as parents deserve concrete feedback from educators, and the tutors require a partner inorder to fully influence a pupil towards change. Hence, PTMs shouldn’t be a time to discuss all the flaws and mistakes of a student, as that would only drive them away. It shouldn’t become a day that the parents and children dread for there would be a list of complaints for them to listen to. Skipping it will only hinder a student’s overall betterment.
A few things that one should discuss are:
To make sure that parents don’t miss out on a parent-teacher meeting, here are a few tips on how to conduct it more efficiently:
By analyzing students’ behaviors, psychology, interests, skills, and performances, and discussing the observations, both parents and teachers can better understand what areas to encourage a student in and in what aspects they have to put in a little extra effort. And sharing insights with one another about the student will only help the other work with the student in a better way.
Thence, PTMs are important for they can help retrospect, where a child needs improvement, and in what areas they have improved compared to the previous visit. While it also helps build a positive relationship and understanding between the parents and teachers such that they would discuss things in-depth and better help a student.
These timely discussions become even more important in a live class setting, as most parents are still unsure about this change. And such timely feedback would help stay more assured. Hence, online teaching apps like Winuall, have a well-designed parent module via which you can schedule calls, send reminders, and get in touch with parents at any given time via the e-platform.
Tip: In order to have more impact, (be it offline or online classes) have a PTM or atleast a virtual PTM, every few months rather than making it an annual event. With at least one to specifically discuss the progress of a student.
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