"Rounds" for Parents?

How might we leverage best practices from the medical field "rounds" process to build communications, collaboration and parent engagement?

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Photo of Clint Heitz

Lisa - I love the support of the Teacher's Guild coaches! If you'd be willing, I would greatly appreciate your support for Guideposts to Success by heading to the post and leaving a positive evaluation, as well as suggestions to grow the idea even more! Thank you!

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YES! make it about engagement, showing, and experiencing - not telling.

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I love this idea as a way to build student agency AND bolster parent relationships.  Students could "practice" their pitch and demonstrate their competency in order to lead a demonstration of a recently learned skill.  Maybe each class could have a student "present their findings (5-10 minutes) and parents could move from room to room (just like medical rounds)

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Rounds are interesting because the doctors go to the patients... so would the teachers go to the parents? What about in-home visits where the teachers visits students and their families in their home?

Photo of Lisa Abel-Palmieri

Love this idea in terms of in-home visits. Lots around this for district/school admin to figure out (release time, after-hours pay, etc) and I would love to see how it could play out. 

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Lisa... I love this idea of meeting parents where they are at. Would be cool to hear the parent perspective of this as well. So cool! 

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Plan to interview and film our parent association moms about this!