New Teacher
Meet the Teacher Night

The first formal introduction to parents will usually be in the form of some sort of "Meet the Teacher" activity. This may have a different name, but usually is a time to introduce yourself and your curriculum.

All about parents
You will want to talk to your mentor or colleagues to find out what parents expect from this session. You should also seek information regarding the demographics of the parent population.

About you
Many parents will be coming to "check you out" as a first year teacher. Be prepared to instill confidence regarding your instructional abilities. Communicate about your relevant experience (camp counselor, club sponsor, etc). Let your enthusiasm show!


All about your classroom

Consider discussing the following:


Your presentation

You will want to be well prepared for this session. Some of the following techniques may be helpful:


Working together

This is a good opportunity for you to identify how home and school can work together.