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Parent Workshops!

Feb 16, 2016 9:16pm

Do you have any "out of the box" ideas for HOW a parent workshop might be conducted? No idea would be too outlandish. Thanks!

  • English Language Arts / Math / Science / Social Studies / Other
  • Pre K / 1-5
  • Coaching / Engagement / New Teachers / Planning


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    • Feb 27, 2016 9:58pm

      check out "A Child's Touchstone". The book cover says it all..... Go to

      • Feb 29, 2016 4:27pm

        Our school does "Student Led Conferences" where the students show their parents what a typical school day entails. They keep a portfolio of work and test scores and area able to effectively communicate their progress to their parents. They take them through their textbooks, classroom tour and how to access all the computer assignments and grading system they are able to tap into. It is usually about an hour in length and done sometime during the school day. Parents find it extremely helpful, especially more towards the beginning of the year when they are full of questions. We also do one halfway through the year. Parents can request personal conferences at another time.

        • Feb 18, 2016 10:34am

          What specific skill or practice that you were hoping to share with the parents?

          • Feb 18, 2016 11:54am

            The skill is inference (for literature).
            I should have included that detail.
            However, no idea is off limits as most
            can be modified.

            Thanks for the clarity, Tom.

            • Mar 2, 2016 6:55pm

              Love your idea, Tom! I've already given the workshop.
              So, I'll use your idea for my 4th grade students! This will be so off the wall -which is exactly why they'll love it -and pay attention.


              Additional thanks to Lorraine and Lori. More excellent ideas to consider!