Will my child's new teacher understand her creative personality? Am I doing everything I can do at home to support my son's education? How can I stay in touch with their teachers throughout the year?
As with so many things in life, a good list can go a long way toward helping you feel prepared. Created with real-life teacher input, the following list of essential questions to ask your child's new teacher will help you get to know each other and gather the information you need to start the year off right.
What inspired you to become a teacher?1 of 13
Follow-up question: How long have you been teaching?
What will my child learn this year?2 of 13
Follow-up question: How will students' progress be tracked?
How much homework can my child expect?3 of 13
How do you motivate students?4 of 13
Follow-up question: What do you do to engage distracted or disinterested students?
How will you make sure my child gets individual attention when you have so many other students?5 of 13
What is your behavior management plan?6 of 13
If you noticed a child being bullied in your class, how would you take action?7 of 13
How do you use technology in the classroom?8 of 13
Follow up question: Are there any websites or applications I should be familiar with?
How will you get in touch with me?9 of 13
Follow up question: How often can I expect to hear from you?
What is the best way to contact you?10 of 13
What can I do at home to support my child's education?11 of 13
Follow-up questions: How can I support you and the school? Are there volunteer opportunities?