I made sure to emphasize the confidentiality of the
students and the fact that I was using the video to
improve my teaching. I also gave candy to students
who returned their forms signed. 100% (about 150
students)of my 7th and 8th graders returned positive
> In a message dated 9/7/2003 7:55:22 PM Eastern
> Daylight Time,
> eden908@... writes:
> > I only got back 35% of the permission forms to
> from parents. I was
> > really disappointed. I had them mailed and the
> parents could send
> > them back via the students. I guess I am going to
> spend all this
> > week phone calling parents to get them back. Any
> suggestions? And
> > yes I brought this up at our Open House.
> I asked my principal to write a letter stating that
> this challenge for me was
> beneficial to my students (their children) and
> suggesting that parents
> support our school by signing the permission to tape
> form. I also sent a request
> letter explaining that the student's names would
> only be listed as first names
> and that the video would be viewed by a small group
> of assessors.
> I did allow a student without a permission slip to
> run the video camera (on a
> Best of luck!
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