Following hot on the heals of my recent 3 article series I wanted to be sure to complete this next article why the thoughts are still fresh in my mind.
When it comes to education the buck starts and stops with the home front. So parents listen up! When I hear parents say the teacher failed their student or the school failed their student I have to pause and ask myself some questions.
Things that make you say…………………………..hmmmmmmmmm!
Did the parent ever call each teacher to ask how their son or daughter is doing in that particular classroom?
Did the parent ever attend a parent teacher conference?
Did they attend ALL of the parent teacher conferences?
Did they ask to meet with the teacher and their students?
Did the parent ever walk in on their student unexpectedly and observe their behavior? (obviously, with the principals approval)
If recommendations were provided by the district did the parent follow them?
Did the parent ask their student how they were doing?
Do you have any homework?
Did you get your homework done? Let me see it!
What classes do you have this semester?
Who are your teachers?
Where are your books?
What are your school assignments for this week?
Can I help you with your homework assignments?
So after asking these questions, then we would determine a plan of action to make sure each parent is FULLY engaged in their son or daughters educational process.
If the parent did all of these things and their son or daughter still did not perform well, then we know it is not the fault of the parent or the school.
The student needs other intervention that the school cannot provide and should be referred to a different program.
Remember, be the BEST you possible each day!