Today, on the 5th of October is World Teachers’ Day. It’s been celebrated since 1994. Some of us might still remember being students themselves. Some of us maybe parents by now. How will that work for us? Will we bare in mind how difficult it could be to teach?
Kevin Rooney, Head of Social Science at Queens School in Bushey, Herts, said: “We need to let parents be parents and let teachers teach. A pressing issue is the loss of teacher autonomy in the classroom.”
All of us want to be good parents. And all of us want even better teachers for our kids. But what about teachers? Did anybody thought about them? Did any of us thought that not only child may be the one to work on? That we, as parents, need some classes, too?
To help us, parents, deliver good parent- teacher relationship we bring you Top 10 tings teacher want parent to know.
So let’s start:
1. Be involved- get involved- volunteer if you like, ask the question, keep the communication lines open.
2. Check up on your children- read letters and reports, regularly go through kids folder.
3. Be organised- no information will be overlooked and you not miss anything.
4. Homework’s for kids- help them but don’t do it for them- it does not help!
5. Let your child make mistakes- as we all have benefits out of it.
6. Don’t leap on the defensive- listen to the teacher. You will work out where the true lie.
7. Don’t talk negatively about a teacher in front of your child- it will cause problems in pupil- teacher relationship.
8. Manners are important- it is always beneficial in both ways.
9. If the teacher is doing something right, let them know- speak out! You can even let the head know.
10. If they’re doing something wrong, don’t overreact- talk to teacher firs. It could only help to clean the situation.
All of us have been students at some stage of our life and have benefited from our teachers. Celebration of Teachers Day 2011 is a wonderful opportunity especially for all of us to show our gratitude and appreciation to our teachers.
Let’s kid be a kid, teacher be a teacher and parent- well, be a good for both of them.
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