Students should join parent/teacher conversation
November 17, 2018 By:MHS Piper
By Tucker Richardson
Parent-teacher conferences are coming up next week, so here’s some advice from McNary teachers, for students about the upcoming conferences.
Mrs. Carla Bell, a teacher at McNary for many years said that “students need to ask teachers specifics about their grades to bring them up.”
Another piece of advice given is that, students need to be with parents at conferences, as it’s an opportunity for students to express obstacles and their successes to their parents, and to make your teacher your teammate in bringing up your grade.
Another teacher Ms. Mackenzie Delong, gave this advice to students: “Parents, teachers and administrators are anxious to support you in the best way possible, and it is much easier for us to do so if YOU are part of the conversation. You will have the opportunity to express what is working well for you and what could change to make each class a better learning experience.”
Some more advice would be to be and stay proactive in checking your grade, it shows teachers that you have an interest in your own learning. Some final advice comes from Mrs. Natalie Peton, “try to remember parents, and teachers want to help and support students.”
One last tip is be willing to hear the hard things and work hard moving forward. The first round of conferences are next week on Monday Nov. 19th, and Tuesday Nov. 20th.