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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 (22)

Full Member
Love the student led tours. Thank you!
Full Member
This is useful. Thanks!
Full Member
Good additional ideas to help support Open House
Full Member
Great ideas! Thank you!
Basic Member
Great presentation.
Full Member
Great presentations. Makes me really rethink my standard open house.
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
Basic 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.
Basic Member
Great ideas!!!!
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