I saw this and thought it would be helpful for other parents out there wanting to get the most out of Parent-Teacher conferences.
Kids are back at school, and pretty soon parents will be having their first parent-teacher conferences of the school year. How can you make sure you're getting the most out of that 10 or 15-minute window of time you get with your child's teachers?
Do your homework beforehand. The Harvard Family Research Project recommends reviewing your child's work, grades and past teacher feedback before the conference.
Then divvy up your time with the teacher to cover three main topics: your child (his or her interests and any personal issues), the classroom (both academically and socially) and future goals.