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Parent Workshops!

Feb 17, 2016 8:01am

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 28, 2016 8:43am

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

      • Mar 1, 2016 3:12am

        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 9:19pm

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

          • Feb 18, 2016 10:39pm

            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 3, 2016 5:40am

              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!