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Parent Show & Tell

Each student brings their parent (or other relative) to class for 1 hour each semester (or class visits parent on site for contextual learning), during which the student & parent jointly teaches the class about something related to the parent's work (agriculture, cooking, mobile phone repair, anything presents a real-life learning opportunity!). Of course, parents could bring their work tools to be used as educational aids.

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Benefits:
-Classes gain broader exposure to practical knowledge that already exists in their communities
-Student & Parent Presenters improve knowledge & communication skills
-Student Presenters gain deeper understanding of their parents' work
-Parents become more involved with the school, aware of the benefits of education, & invested in their children's learning

Who would implement this?

  • A local entrepreneur or small organization

Cost

There is little to no additional cost besides the minimal parental time commitment.

Distribution & Delivery

Parents could either be required to do this as a condition of enrollment, or alternatively be encouraged to and given incentive to participate through a small discount on that month's school fees.

Adoption

Once this is piloted at one school, a particularly engaging student/parent presentation could be demonstrated at neighboring schools.

Eventually schools could exchange parent show & tells with one another, expanding the reach of effective student/parent presentations, and increasing the # of these presentations per school.

These presentations, if then opened up to the community, could be the seed for broader community learning initiatives & involvement.

Local Need. Enterprising Schools has identified key areas of need for Affordable Private Schools. What local learning need(s) does this concept address?

  • English language learning (speaking, reading, writing)
  • Math learning
  • Tech literacy
  • Professional development
  • Other
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