and also prepare more examples of work and methods to improve learning if you specifically knew which parents you would be talking to. You would also keep an option to talk face to face with parents who would like to meet with you, I still believe that this is the most valuable way of communicating, but I think we need to take steps to use technology to involve more parents. The more parents you can connect with and start a relationship regarding the education of their children the better, and if it means being more flexible in our use of available technology then we should be doing something about it now. I'm not too sure what is happening in other schools at the moment, some of these things could be in place already - I'd be really interested to hear if anyone else had any other thoughts or ideas?
Tim is Education Director at The Mind Lab by Unitec in Gisborne. The Mind Lab provides a multi-disciplinary approach to learning, leveraging the power of technology to amplify creativity and innovation. To read more about Tim and his background follow this link.