Corkboard Connections: What Makes a Parent Love a Teacher
Guest post by Jennifer Gonzalez The note from Mrs. F. came home two weeks into the school year:I’d like to talk with you about how we can make reading time more challenging for Ruby. When can we meet? Although I knew my daughter was an advanced reader, I had accepted that it would always be up to me to ask for this kind of differentiation. The conversation had never been initiated by the teacher. Thus began my year of absolutely loving Mrs. I know a lot of teachers, and I know that a lot of their energy goes into things like setting up classrooms, finding new materials and activities, learning new technology, and downloading beautifully designed templates and worksheets. But all of that pales in comparison to this one thing. Know my child. That’s it. It Makes a Difference My kids are currently in grades 2, 3, and 5. Do other parents feel the same way? From a mother of two: Some of my favorite teachers have been those who were interested in my children and made them feel important.
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