Friday, September 9, 2011

Article - What teachers want to tell parents

I hope this is not what my girls' teachers want to tell me. This article sets me thinking and I agree with the writer that parents and teachers should forge a strong partnership because our lives basically circle around the same of people - you.

And again, this article concerns you. Let me hear from you.

13 comments:

  1. Bhairavi BuddhamurthySeptember 9, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    WOW!!Parents are so ready to defend their children but one thing they must understand is that their children are not angels, they are not perfect.Everyone has something that is not positive in them.Teachers also have to understand that parents support and defend their children as they want their children to have confidence.Teachers have been students in school before so they would most likely understand how it feels to be pressured by adults and instead of what they call childish and "complain" the the parents of the kids, teachers should try and make the tolerable negatives of the students and turn them into positive.As children grow old, their confidence level would usually decrease due to the environment they are in.For example if the child is unable to solve a Mathematics sum, other children and sometimes even parents and teachers would chide or make fun of them and thus the confidence of the kids will decrease.So in order for the kids to mantain confidence and have faith in themselves, parents will not want the teachers to put down their children's behaviour.It also depends on how the child behaves too as if his or her behaviour is out of control than teachers have the rights to "complain" to their parents.

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  2. Wait... some teachers give good grades just to get parents of their back? Then we'll just get the parents to hound those teachers, and A grades will be passed around everywhere!

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  3. Parents should know that not everyone is perfect,including themselves so they should not push their kids so hard. Some children has too much pressure, thus leading to stress!!
    Marcus

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  4. I hate parents that only care about their children and not care about the teachers feeling.Parents should not give them to high expectation or they would be stress and get marks that are lower than their expectation.One example is that the children do not know how to do it, the child is mocked by his classmates and will start to dislike Maths and if this carry on, he might even not knowing how to answer simple question.
    I wish that parents knows their children feels and not give their expectation too high first then slowly increase it and teachers must be more patients towards teaching them and classmates must not mock each other, instead, you should help one another so that all of yourm classmates can also do well in their exam.

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  5. I hope that our parents will stop blaming the teachers. (I do not mean all parents.) Well, its not the teachers fault but us, the students. We always hand in work late or when the teachers scold us,we tell our parents and the parents go to the principal. Then the teachers receive a complaint letter and they sulk. That's not fair!!! The parents should go through the suffering of teachers. Then again, I know that some teachers have children and only they and maybe some kin and caring parents will understand how teachers really feel. :)

    Gregory Ler Jun Kai

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  6. I despise parents who always blame the teachers when their children did not do well and only say "My child get good grades because he is smart." when they gets good grades. I despise parents who complains everything about the teachers,even the slightest and minor thing. I know all those things that our parents did is all for our sake,but some of them just carried out too far.
    Children gets a good grade because he deserve that grade. Children gets bad grade also because he deserve that grade. Grade depends on the number of mistakes that one has made. Its not the teacher's fault if he didn't get a perfect score. Its because the child did not pay attention in class. So i think,parents,should stop everyhting now.
    Leona

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  7. I wont like parents who dont consider the children's teacher's feelings. Only child who worked hard deserve good grades. And also, it is almost impossible to archive full marks. So, I would tell parents to stop adding stress to their poor children!!!!
    Ng Wen Qi

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  8. Being a teacher must be scary, living in fear that parents will complain about you.I pity the teacher who got fired,Parents should know that different child have their own ability and should not set too high a target for them,it would lead to stress and sometimes the pupils will be scared to even go home when they get low marks.

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  9. The parents should not make the teachers feel threatened and scared. Even if teachers make a minor mistake, parents should not blame them like make the teacher lose his/her job.
    Sometimes, when children did not recive good grades, parents would blame the teachers for not teaching his/her child properly. It is not the teachers fault as it is the children who did not listen in class and learn well. I hope the parents will stop this 'attitute' now and not blame the teachers for everything.

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  10. Peh Qian Ling
    I think that sometimes parents are "over defensive" towards their children. Of course they love their children but children need to be punished when they has done something wrong. The children will try to convince their parents saying that the teachers have accused them, causing the teachers to be blamed. Parents think that children are so young and will not lie to them but they are wrong. In fact, they have two faces so do not be convinced by them so easily. Try to discuss the matter with the teacher before coming with a conclusion.
    All in all, I feel that matters regarding childrens should be discussed with teachers politely.

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  11. So bad, I hope the parents would not get blamed anymore!
    Rainer

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  12. So there are such things as 'can't be bothered' teachers. Anyway, parents shouldn't ask their child's teachers to give them that extra mark for them to get that particular grade because whatever the child gets is what he/she worked for. Teachers need a break too, not just parents. I hope the teachers would not get blamed by overprotective or kiasu parents.

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  13. Being a teacher is a big responsibility and since our Mdm Toh is earning only a so-called $2 salary, the principals and parents should cut them slack and give'em a break from the pressure of the slacking students and the digusting grades of the students. It is a wonder how the teachers are able to cope with that amount of stress!

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