Time to Meet the Parents

At this point in the year, you probably come home from school each day feeling as if you have run a marathon. Sleep has never sounded more appealing and you hope another task is not added to your to-do list. But before you can relax for the day, a calendar alert reminds you open house is right around the corner.

After teaching for several years, I thought this night would become easier, but the evening continued to bring a feeling of anxiety. While some teachers breeze through the open house experience or love the evening, I struggled each time. Recently, I realized I was making this night much more difficult on myself.

Here are some of the changes I made to make this night easier for me. If you are someone who also gets anxious about open house, perhaps these tips will make your event less stressful for you and more meaningful for attendees.

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