How to get the most out of Parent/Teacher Interviews
Parent/teacher interviews are being scheduled and will take place soon, we encourage you to sign up for a time slot. We look forward to this point in the year when we have the chance to personally interact with our students’ parents.
Once your parent/teacher interview time is on the calendar you might be wondering, “How can I make the most out of this time with my child’s dance teacher?” Here are few tips for having a successful parent/teacher interview at APA:
- Arrive early
In order to be respectful of everyone’s time, parent/teacher interviews are conducted on a strict timetable. We recommend arriving five minutes early, which helps us keep the day running smoothly for all involved.
- Bring your child’s report card
Having your child’s report card handy will be an excellent reference point during your conference. You may have a question about one of the skills, or perhaps you want to ask the teacher about one of the comments.
- Have your questions ready
We recommend preparing a short list of questions prior to your interview. Knowing in advance what you hope to gain from the discussion will help keep the conversation on track with your expectations.
- Plan to take notes
It’s easy to think you’ll remember everything you talked about with your child’s teacher, but taking notes is a much safer bet! Although it is a short amount of time, you may be surprised at how much you are able to discuss.
Having this opportunity to connect with you means a lot to all of us at APA, and we appreciate you taking the time out of your busy day for your parent/teacher interview. We thank you for choosing APA for your child’s dance education!