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

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Overview

Session Description:
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.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify strategies for turning back-to-school night into an engaging, informative evening for your families.

  • Explain how a student-led back-to-school night can give parents a comprehensive view of your classroom, provide insight into their child's academic abilities, and communicate your expectations.

  • Discover how student-led parent tours can launch the parent-teacher relationship and send parents off with a smile and a wealth of information.


  • Assessment: Participants will join a collaborative backchannel chat and discuss ideas for hosting a student-led back-to-school night to demonstrate their understanding of the session objectives and reflect on their learning.

    Details

    Status: Available On-Demand
    Subject: Cross-curricular
    Last aired on: Wednesday, August 10, 2022 @ 11:00 AM EDT
    Duration: 30 minutes
    Credit Hours: 0.5
    Categories: Classroom Management
    Tags: Back-to-school, communication, open house, parental communication, parents

    Reviews (42)

    Full Member
     
    This was very insightful. My school will have its first open house after not having one in quite a few years. I love this new take on hosting an open house. Thanks so much for sharing.
     
    Awesome information! Thank you so much!!!
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    This was a great training. I teach kindergarten and look forward to using this with my class during open house.
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    Great presentation!
    Full Member
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    Brilliant presentation! I loved the idea of students leading the Open House night in the classroom💖
     
    I love this information! I wish I had thought to do this a year ago. Thank you for the information!
     
    Great information!!!
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    Great tips/ideas- thanks for the information on the checklist.
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    Thank you for this information.
     
    Nice work
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