The Ultimate Parent Teacher Interview: A Guide For Australian Teachers

The Ultimate Parent Teacher Interview: A Guide For Australian Teachers

by Cheryl Lacey

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780648206354
Publisher: Cheryl Lacey Consulting
Publication date: 01/25/2018
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Cheryl Lacey is a Melbourne-based advocate for education, and a 'Navigator of the Education Landscape'. She works with educational professionals, and writes on education-related matters, keeping the media spotlight on current issues involving schools and the teaching profession.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xv

Introduction .................3

How To Use This Book . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

1. From Home to School and Back . . . . . . . . . . .17

  • From home to school

  • From school to home

  • The parent-teacher interview

  • Knowing your students

  • Summary

  • Taking the Lead

    2. Schools and Life-Long Education . . . . . . . . . .33


  • The first schools

  • Types of schools

  • Home – school – community – education

  • Summary

  • Taking the Lead

    3. The Curriculum and What Lies Beneath . . . . . . 47


  • School and curriculum

  • The intended curriculum

  • Curriculum and pedagogy

  • Pedagogy in practice

  • Beyond the intended curriculum

  • Balancing the curricular and the extracurricular

  • Summary

  • Taking the Lead

    4. The Professionals Who Teach and Learn . . . . . . 63


  • To be a teacher

  • The makings of the teaching profession

  • Teach for Australia


  • Pedagogy – the art and science of teaching

  • Roles and responsibilities

  • Summary

  • Taking the Lead

    5. Becoming Literate-The Home-School Connection .79


  • Becoming literate

  • Lessons from the thrift store

  • Laying the foundations

  • The value of play

  • Home reading

  • Literacy, technology and the 21st century

  • Summary

  • Taking the Lead

    6. Assessment and Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99

    • What is assessment?

    • Types of assessments

    • Assessment and teacher judgement

    • Teacher judgement and your students

    • Reporting educational outcomes

    • Reporting to families

    • School performance and culture

    • Summary

    • Taking the Lead

      7. Work-School-Family-Life Dynamic . . . . . . . . . 121


    • Balancing school with life

    • The eight-hour day

    • Homework

    • Disclosure

    • Finance, demographics and privacy

    • Summary

    • Taking the Lead




8. Taking the Lead. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141

  • The family in the life of a child

  • Advice to parents

  • Schools and service to the community

  • Balance and reason

    CHECKLIST:

  • Taking the Lead . . . . . . . . . . 150

  • A Final Note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157

  • Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159


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