I have this idea for back to school night. I was thinking of wearing a lab coat when they come in. I'd take it off and explain why I was wearing it. The parents are highly educated and professional, and participate in their children's education. I want them to get a message that mine is a working classroom, not a showroom of perfect products. Everything is in process, although we do take snapshots (assessment) and measure growth. I want them to think of teaching as a practice, not a job. In my prezi, I will show them some of the latest research I base my decisions on. Is the lab coat silly, though? Or is a good visual a good idea?