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We've always had very low attendance at the MS HS level...How do I get parents to come and especially get something out of it?

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... invite them into your classroom to do something real and authentic with you. Find their talents and utilize them for your gain, and more importantly, that of your students. Parents are not often interested in a conference where the balance of power sits with the teacher (especially in public education) - but if you engage them and help them feel at home you will, over time, produce a learning community where they will feel like they're coming to a meeting of equal partners (which, hopefully we all realize, that we are!).



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