Day 7 (of 189) meet the teacher nights….waining in popularity/usefulness?

Day 7 (of 189) meet the teacher nights….waining in popularity/usefulness?

Each year we have talked about doing something different to get more parents out to our “open house” for a “meet the teacher” night. We have used more incentives; everything from desserts to this year’s corn roast… and yet numbers of attendees continue to decline. At one school we even shifted to try a “morning meet the creature…er…teacher 😇 because of the flow of our community commutes.

As we communicate more frequently (via efolios) does that lessen the “need” to visit a classroom?

Is there so much angst that coming to school remains anxiety-inducing on our parents? This week I had a dad comment about how different…better…school felt compared to what he remembered. A nice reminder that “the good old days”…weren’t.

Are lives too busy? I know we balanced soccer and pathfinders with prepping the corn…glad my wife is so fabulous…

But with so many events parents are here for (our Tuesday bike club, upcoming Terry Fox Run and many more) is “Meet the teacher evening” becoming an anachronism?

Thought and ideas welcome!

About technolandy

Principaling on the Pacific in Powell River BC Pushing 'technologization' in education: blending technology and curriculum seamlessly. Advocate for better understanding of Anxiety in Education (and use of self-regulation) Utilizing ePortfolios & Descriptive Feedback to personalize learning!
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