My sister has taught pre-K, elementary and last year moved to high school. She teaches a night chemistry class at a community college. She is a very through and compassionate teacher. Some of her complaints have been the lack of funding for classroom materials, the amount of non-educational info that has to be done during class time, the uncaring, lazy (somebody else can teach them), too busy attitude of the parents.Originally Posted by Gutmutter;4103673;
I know that there are some not so great teachers out there, but there are some not so great parents too. They use school as a babysitter for their children and don't follow up on their childs education.
The most successful students are the ones with the most involved parents, not hovering but, questioning about school, grades, class assignments, projects ... Teaching their children at home and providing a home that stimulates learning. Guiding their children on how to be a teachable student.
Yes, you are going to have children that are not brilliant in school...so, as a parent, it is your job to find out what your child can be brilliant in and do your best to make sure that they are given the confidence and opportunity to excel in that area.
We all are responsible for the education of all children, by educating at home, at school, at church, in the work place and wherever you might come in contact with them.
Think about it, they are going to be making decisions for all of us one day.