Office of Ombuds Handbook
Communicating with Your Teachers
Strategies for expressing concerns, asking questions, and obtaining teacher feedback
Make an appointment to meet and talk with your teacher.
If you know of other students who have similar questions or concerns, consider scheduling an appointment as a group.
Plan what you would like to say before you go to your meeting. Write down your questions and concerns to create a list of important points to discuss with your teacher.
Think of solutions and ideas that may be helpful to solve problems being discussed with your teacher.
Be tactful and respectful. Choose your words to ensure that the meeting is a cordial conversation.
Don’t forget to listen.
If your meeting is not satisfactory, or does not meet your needs, consider speaking with another adult or your parent to assist with future discussions.