Flip Back to School

Family engagement is tough.

A wide variety of factors can converge to create a wedge between school and home. Sometimes work schedules, vacation schedules, and/or extracurricular events appear to conspire to keep families out of the school. When a school gets desperate, or smart, enough to be ready to try anything to bring families onto the same page – there is always technology. What could it look like if your Back to School was Flipped?

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Every year I held a Back to School night was the first instance of the school year where I closed my door and was the “sage-on-the-stage” in that familiar face-to-face, synchronous way teachers know so well. I put in the same amount of effort each year. I made extra copies I would not use. I reached the same audience demographic. And if you were not present, your family missed some information, but I probably wasn’t exactly sure which information.

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