Communicating expectations: Curriculum Night for Parents

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    • 00:04

      SPEAKER 1: I'm a student teacher right now,and I'm finishing up my time at a schoolhere in a kindergarten classroom.And one of the things that I found helpful at this schoolthey did the second week of schoolis called curriculum night.It's a very informal setting whereparents can come one evening and talk to the teachersand the teachers will talk to the group of parents about some

    • 00:27

      SPEAKER 1 [continued]: of the classroom expectations.They'll talk about the importanceof parent involvement at home and here at schooland how that can make your student more successful.They discussed the different behavior management strategiesthey use in the classroom here at this school.They use a school-wide behavior management plan.

    • 00:48

      SPEAKER 1 [continued]: So each teacher expects the same things out of each student.So I found that helpful.They would have time for questions.Sometimes parents wanted to clarify procedures.How do you collect money for field trips or ice cream?What if I need to change their bus schedule for the day?

    • 01:09

      SPEAKER 1 [continued]: Things like that.Also, at the end, the teachers mentionedthat if the parents wanted to have an individual conferencewith them, they would set up time for them to comeand they would just use that as a beginning time to discussthe assessments they use for kindergartenand just clarify some of the expectations thatmay be a little bit more individualized for your child

    • 01:31

      SPEAKER 1 [continued]: and what's best for them.

Communicating expectations: Curriculum Night for Parents

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In this tutorial, a student teacher discusses curriculum night at his school and why he finds it useful. Curriculum night is an informal event where teachers and parents come together and talk about classroom expectations and the importance of parental involvement in their child's education. Additionally, curriculum night presents an opportunity for individual parent-teacher conferences to be scheduled and planned, providing a platform for any additional questions the parents may have.

Communicating expectations: Curriculum Night for Parents

In this tutorial, a student teacher discusses curriculum night at his school and why he finds it useful. Curriculum night is an informal event where teachers and parents come together and talk about classroom expectations and the importance of parental involvement in their child's education. Additionally, curriculum night presents an opportunity for individual parent-teacher conferences to be scheduled and planned, providing a platform for any additional questions the parents may have.

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