I used to teach high school Social Studies. In the beginning, I wasn’t very good. I was a nervous, conciliatory and assumed all my students would be mostly like me (rule-following nerds). Luckily, the learning curve in teaching, like parenting, is steep. You can’t really know what teaching […]
When teachers have parent/teacher meetings, do teachers get clues from parents that help to explain the child’s behavior?
Yes! A lot of the conversations between teachers immediately after parent/teacher conferences involve variations of “so that’s where they get it from.” You may have heard the saying, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” It’s very, very true when it comes to children’s and parents’ attitudes. […]
As a teacher, have you ever met the parents of a misbehaving student, and suddenly realized why the student behaves that way?
“Yep! When I worked daycare, there was a little boy who was worryingly sexual with the other children. He was about five, and he would kiss pictures of the Disney princesses and call them “sexy babies”, he would get into the little girl’s cots during naptime and sometimes […]
As a teacher, does it bother you when parents don’t want to buy the supplies on the supply list – Teacher experiences
I have never known a parent who actually liked having to buy the supplies. Some are just resigned to the necessity, while others were either irritated or even openly hostile to the idea. I have personally never liked buying the supplies for my own children because they never […]
Издвоивме 15 најсмешни и најневобичаени работи кои им биле кажани од страна на родителите на наставниците: “Моето дете е алергично на млеко, кажете им на другите деца во училиште да не носат млечни производи за ужинка”. “Прифатете ме за пријател на фејсбук за да можам да ве прашувам […]
Not all parents are created equal. When you enter the teaching arena, you will quickly realize that there are several different types of parents–and a certain way to interact with each. Below are five different, distinct parenting styles. Learning to respond to these parents and their children will […]
We asked teachers what were the worst things they were ever told by angry parents at Parent-Teacher conferences. Here are the most ridiculous responses we got back! End of Year Party Games (Fun End of School Year Activities) “My son should not be prohibited from eating a peanut […]