Thursday, February 16, 2012

Parent Teacher Night

As you can probably guess from the title of this post, I am sitting in my library during Parent Teacher conferences.  Obviously NOT conferencing with parents.  Is there something wrong with this picture?  Should we as teacher-librarians seek out opportunities like this to have more formal talks with parents?  I have had several pleasant conversations with parents who have stopped by, and even more with wayward students wandering the halls, but not of these had educational merit.  I did not have a conversation about learning.    Maybe we should start!  What kind of projects could we collaborate on that would involve students and parents visiting the media center for a true conversation about the learning that occurred?
I don't know about you, but this is something I will be pondering and by the next conference night I will have an authentic reason to be here!!  Please share any ideas you have, and especially if you have had teaching and learning moments you have shared with parents.