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Energize Your Classroom and Empower Students on Back-to-School Night

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On Back-to-School night, do you find yourself answering the same questions over and over from a waiting line of parents, such as "How is my child doing" or "Is he or she well behaved?" Do you often feel a bit rushed to get to the next parent in line? Join Reba Gordon Matthews as she discusses strategies for turning Back-to-School night into an engaging, informative evening for your families. Reba will share how she uses student-led tours to let parents actively experience how learning happens through their child's eyes. She will show how these tours can be used to give parents a comprehensive view of your classroom, provide insight into their child's academic abilities, and communicate your expectations. Come discover how these student-led parent tours can quickly launch the parent-teacher relationship and send your parents off with a smile and a wealth of information.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Cross-curricular
Last aired on: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 @ 12:00 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Classroom Management, Communication & Collaboration
Tags: Back-to-school, communication, open house, parental communication, parents

Reviews (16)

Full Member
Many great suggestions about ways to engage parents and students during a back to school night. She also had suggestions to increase student and parent attendance
Full Member
Great ideas for parent-teacher conferences...might help boost attendance!! :)
Full Member
Absolutely incredible! I can tell by your presentation, Reba, that you are a master teacher and a blessing to both your students and their families.
Full Member
Great ideas!!!!
Full Member
looking forward to our next back-to-school event!
Full Member
wow< you have inspired me to try this next year
Full Member
There are so many great ideas to use for my school open house. I am going to implement this tour during my open house next school year.
Full Member
Thanks for the information.
Full Member
Excellent ideas for Back to School! And it is really a learning experience for the students as well.
Full Member
Reba gave great ideas that are practical and easy to implement. Thank you!
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