Absolutely! In fact, if you can, you should attend. For years CHA parents have been coming to watch their child’s mini-research projects, panel discussions, and research paper presentations in class.
For starters, it is a great opportunity to observe your child’s public speaking skills so that you, the parent, know how to best educate them at home for their public presentations. Even better, record your child’s presentation on video while you are watching. Then, later at home, they can observe their posture, eye contact, and rate of speech for themselves, and you have a record of how long the presentation was. That way, when they are prepping for the next presentation and you tell them for the hundredth time to slooooowww down, you have proof that they spoke way too fast in class the last time ;)
It’s also nice for the other students to have an audience that is larger than just their peers. It tends to make the presentations less “silly” when parents are in the audience, and the tutor will be grateful to have you there.
This is part of the Board Bits: Tips, Tricks, and Hacks series. Is there a question about CHA or homeschool that you would like answered?
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