Whenever I have to attend a Parent-Teacher Meeting (PTM) at my daughter’s school, I only
have a few standard questions to ask. The PTM ends in less than 10 minutes!
Does it happen to you also? Don’t worry. I have jotted down 25 questions that will become
my reference list for the next PTM. It comprises all aspects of the child’s development.
Maybe you can use it as a ready reckoner for your child’s PTM.

1. How is my child faring in studies?
2. What are the areas of improvement in my child’s academic performance?
3. Which subjects does my child find most difficult, easy and interesting?
4. Does my child have good reading and writing skills?
5. Is my child able to cope with the curriculum?
6. What can we do to help our child overcome his shortcomings in academics?
7. Does my child submit the homework in the class on time?
8. Do you see any need for improvement in his or her homework or class assignments?
9. How can I help my child improve his or her handwriting?
10. What questions about school should I ask my child every day?
11. Is my child happy in the class?
12. Does my child participate in class or group activities?
13. Does my child speak confidently?
14. How is my child’s behaviour with teachers and classmates?
15. How does my child perform in extra-curricular activities?
16. What activities my child enjoys the most in school?
17. Does my child take initiative in the class?
18. Does he pay attention in class?
19. Does my child show any objection to sharing his or her belongings with classmates?
20. Is my child an introvert or extrovert in the class?
21. Does my child have any close friends in the school?
22. What are the strengths and weaknesses of my child’s personality?
23. Are you facing any challenges in teaching my child or managing his attitude?
24. How do you encourage critical thinking and creativity in the class?
25. How do you handle bullying and peer conflict instances among students?

Do you have more questions to add to this list? I would love to know!

About Smita Omar

Smita is an ex banker who voluntary said adiós to a high flying career to explore the rocky yet beautiful terrain of motherhood. When she is not busy juggling between her naughty daughter and foodie husband, you can find her donning the hat of a freelance content developer-editor to keep her sanity intact. She has been a Work-From-Home-Mother for 8 years and turns to meditation when the going gets tough.

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  1. Bhavya Pawar 3 years ago

    Such important questions all of them. Thank for sharing the list.

  2. Yashvi Mehta 3 years ago

    It is so strange that most of these questions are no longer applicable in online classes! I hope schools open soon. Miss the face to face PTMs with teachers.

  3. Garima Singh 3 years ago

    OMG this is so true! I also get clueless during PTM other than asking how is my child doing.

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