What Teachers Really Want to tell Parents

Do you ever get frustrated by today’s education system?  Well one thing you can do to help, is let teachers do their job and back them up while they do it!  Yes, you read that correctly.  If you don’t believe me, after all, I’m no teacher, go read this article:  http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/06/living/teachers-want-to-tell-parents/index.html  It’s written by Ron Clark, an award-winning teacher.  After you read it, pass it on to your sister, your brother, your cousin and your friend.  Then pass it to your momma and your grandparents, your aunt and your book club.  Have them pass it on to all of their family, friends and church.  Who knows?  We may just end up with smarter kids!

Do your kids have teachers you are happy with?  Let them know it!  Write them a thank you letter!  Let them know how much you appreciate all the hard work they do for your child or grandchild each day.  It may be the very first time anyone ever thanked them.  I may make their day.  You may make them decide to give it another year as a teacher.  You never know.  Teachers work damn hard for little pay.  They shape the futures of our children every day.  They deserve to be acknowledged — by all of us.


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2 Responses to What Teachers Really Want to tell Parents

  1. zumpoems says:

    Good for you! So important to provide positive feedback to teachers. Most are teachers because that is what they have a passion for. Good parents need to balance out the other parents by providing appropriate feedback –both positive and appropriate constructive information feedback. The best teachers can easily make more money in other jobs. Let’s not lose them!

    • I wish I could take credit for the idea for this posting, but it really came from my quilting friends over a few days of talking about teachers — the great ones my grandson has now and the bad ones he’s had in the past. He’s on the autism spectrum and it’s so very important that teachers and parents work together, or these special children really miss out.

      My friend Jan sent the link to the Ron Clark article this morning. My friend Sue suggested writing thank you letters, not only to the teacher, but to the principal and the administrators. I’d written thank you letters to his teachers before, but never to the teacher’s bosses, so that was a wonderful suggestion. It not only takes a village to raise a child, it sometimes takes one to thank a teacher properly. 😉

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. Please pass the word about all of our wonderful, hard working teachers.


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