If you were to choose a leader for a parent group, what types of leadership skills would you look for?
Group leadership is important for site-based management and collaborative decision-making, as well as parent involvement and parent education. Discuss.
What is a needs assessment? How would you develop one?
Why is group discussion used as a method of parent education?
What are two types of group discussion? Discuss each.
What are some of the criteria to make a group productive?
What are the general qualifications of a good leader?
Describe ice-breaker activities to use at group meetings.
The roles that emerge in a parent group have a great influence on the interactive process. Know dynamics of roles within groups. Be able to describe some roles under the three categories of task-oriented, group building and maintenance, and dysfunctional roles.
What is an observation wheel? Draw an example of one.
List the necessary arrangements that a teacher should complete when getting ready for a parent meeting.
Give some tips that will help you conduct an effective open discussion (round table) meeting.
Be able to describe the ideas behind different types of meetings; e.g., buzz sessions, concentric circle, and brainstorming.