Do you dread Meet the Teacher Night? I certainly did. Honestly, I still get a little nervous about it, but I’ve got my pitch ready so it’s less nerve-wrecking now.
If you’re worried, I want you to know that it’s normal because for some reason, it feels so different to talk to a group of students than to a room full of adults, but you’ve got this.
We’re going to look at five topics that you should cover. work on one section at a time before moving on to the next one to ensure that you’ve covered everything.
It doesn’t have to be in order that I’ve laid out for you. This is a guide. Once you’ve written down your script, practice and tweak it accordingly so that it sounds natural.
#1. The Big You
This section should be brief. Introduce yourself and talk to parents about your teaching style and expectations. Take a moment to mention something quirky about yourself because it will break the ice and have everyone laughing.
#2. Your Schedule
Show parents your schedule for the outline. Let parents know that at times, subjects will blend into each other or that there will be interruptions, so your class schedule is bound to change.
Based on the schedule, remind parents about when physical education is and appropriate attire for it.
#3. Communication Method
Outline how parents will find out about their child’s homework or any changes you choose to make to the curriculum. Will their child require a planner? Are you going to send emails? Do you have a class website?
Make sure parents know how they can communicate with you and when you’ll reply back to them.
This is also a good time to point out your working or office hours so that parents don’t email you during dinner time and expect a reply back from you immediately.
Let parents know what materials students need to bring to or already have in your class on a daily basis.
You may also want to show them the different textbooks you’ll be using, especially if you’ll be sending anything home for homework.
Briefly discuss the topics you’ll be covering throughout the year so that parents know what to expect. Elaborate a bit more on the current term so that it’s fresh in their minds and so that questions can be geared toward that time frame.
Let’s recap really quickly. Today, we looked at the following:
- How to set yourself up for success with Meet the Teacher Night, especially if you’re nervous.
- What do parents want to know on Meet the Teacher Night? the big you, your schedule, communication method, materials, and the curriculum.
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I’ll see you next Friday at 5:30pm PST.
Until I see you next time, remember to create, experience & teach from the heart.