I was surprised to find out that my middle schooler’s curriculum night would last two hours. You have time with each teacher, and you rotate to each class just as your child does. I appreciate that you get to meet and hear from each teacher, and you also get more insight into what it’s like for your tween/teen to navigate the school. (They joked they were giving the parents one extra minute to get to class.) I understand that you are meeting with each teacher but that seems like a really long time.
The elementary school curriculum night usually lasts about 30 minutes for each grade.
Our sometimes fill-in host Keith says her school has three-hour curriculum nights. She has one in high school now and one in middle school, and she says both are scheduled for three hours! So she’ll spend six hours this week in curriculum meetings
She says she doesn’t mind that it last that long because often that is the only time you get to hear from the teachers, and it is valuable information for the entire year.
What do you think: is there a better, more efficient way for teachers to communicate curriculum for middle and high school students? Is it just necessary and worth your time investment? How long is your curriculum night? Do you think most parents go or skip out? Have you ever regretted skipping it?