Teachers are being invited to join a global drive to rethink parents’ evenings

13th April 2016 at 11:44
Global collaboration
Parents and teachers could achieve great things together, but too often this potential isn't realised

The Royal Society for the Arts (RSA) and the Teachers Guild have launched a global collaboration to investigate how to redesign parents’ evenings.

Over the next three months, teachers from Europe, America, Asia and Australasia are being invited to suggest new ideas and refine potential solutions to make parent-teacher conferences a more meaningful and productive practice. In the final stage, teachers will select their favourite solutions, with the winners to be announced on 14 June 2016.

Powerful combination

“When you put a teacher, a student and a parent or guardian in a room, it should be a powerful combination,” said Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the RSA. “But it too often ends up as a damp squib.

The experience could be so much better and I believe that teachers have the answers. I am really excited that the RSA is working with the Teachers Guild and partners around the world to unleash the incredible power of teachers to solve this problem.”

The Teachers Guild is a professional community run by educators and designers from the innovation and design firm IDEO’s Design for Learning Studio, and PLUSSED at Riverdale Country School in the US.

Teachers interested in sharing their insights to develop new solutions to improve parent-teacher meetings can join the collaboration via the Teachers Guild website

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