Using parents, answering requests, simplifying handouts

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  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
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  • Publication [London] : Teachers TV/UK Department of Education, 2009. [London] : Teachers TV/UK Dept. of Education, 2009.
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  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (16 min.)
  • OCLC ocn829688210


  • Time-saving ideas for utilising the skills of parents, dealing with repetitive requests from children, and reducing the hassle of letters to parents, from education expert Jane Dixon. Jane explains how utilising the skills parents have can save the teacher hours of learning and becoming an expert. She shows how to do a request audit, analysing the questions children ask and the best way to minimise them and encourage independence, meaning the teacher spends less time responding to requests. Jane also outlines how to put together a special box system for children, where pictures, party invitations and letters from school can be placed for parents to collect, taking the onus off the teacher to keep them all safe. Additionally, we visit Clare Grehan, an early years teacher at Worth Primary School, to see how a self-registration time-saving idea can work in practice.


  • Title from resource description page (viewed Mar. 5, 2012).
  • Previously released as DVD.
  • Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (VAST: Academic Video Online). Available via World Wide Web.
  • This edition in English.
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