Open House Resources

Female adult learning  This useful list of resources for educators will help make your next Open House Night a success. Being well prepared to meet students' parents for the first time can make a huge difference in how well the rest of the year goes. These printables will give you ideas on how to plan your event, introduce yourself to parents, and foster positive parent-teacher relationships. You'll also find helpful skill building tips to distribute to parents and great decorating ideas that showcase students' work. These resources will help you prepare for your next Parents' Night, Open School Night, or Back-to-School Open House.
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October Calendar of Events
October is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Fire Prevention Week (10/4-10), Metric Week (10/4-10), World Space Week (10/4-10), Earth Science Week (10/11-17), Chemistry Week (10/18-24), Teen Read Week (10/18-24), Make a Difference Day (10/24), and Halloween (10/31). Plus, celebrate Bullying Prevention Month, Diversity Awareness Month, Learning Disabilities Month, and School Safety Month all October long!

Bullying Prevention Month
October is Bullying Prevention Month, and it's a crucial topic for teachers and administrators to address. Bullying can cause both physical and emotional harm, and it can range from inflicting physical abuse to cyber-bullying (the use of cell phones, social networking sites, and other forms of technology to cause emotional distress). Learn how to recognize several forms of bullying and teasing, and discover effective techniques for dealing with and preventing bullying in your classroom.

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