PARENTING RULES – 34


PARENTS VS TEACHERS

PARENTS PERSPECTIVE

As a parent, you invest enormous time, effort to help your child grow into a straight, strong and intellectually effective individual.

We see most of the time parents blame themselves for the child’s bad grades or bad behavior. It could be wrong that we are seeing our children may be in a wrong perspective.

When a child complains about a teacher, we as parents do nothing at all.  They keep, instead, cajoling the child that it is a temporary problem and you are too young to understand and altogether avoid the unpleasantness of confronting a teacher head on.

As a parent, the school you selected for your child is a personal best because it directly expresses your lifestyle, your values and your aspirations for your child. And you believe that you made the right choice.

The concern of parents should be like ‘I must take care of my child; I’m the only person in the world who cares for my child and her education.” And it’s my responsibility to see that my child doesn’t enter into an ill-equipped school or sit in a classroom monitored by a bad teacher.

As a parent, your primary concern is to see that an incompetent teacher or ill-equipped school shouldn’t damage your child love of learning.

TEACHERS PERSPECTIVE

The school or the school principals’ routinely inclined to ensure that the teacher’s incompetence or bad evaluation or ineffective teaching practices hidden from the parent’s scrutiny.

Laws, school administration, teachers unions tend to protect teachers, good or bad from any accountability for their performance.

Though parents go with genuine complaints regarding their children, teachers are never compelled to accept responsibility for their failings.

In whatever manner you carry your complaints to the teachers, they are more articulate; more experienced at shifting the blame away from them and exactly place it tactfully on the head of your child.

It’s the accepted norm and parents take it as a bitter pill when the teacher comments: your child isn’t learning because she is lazy, underachieving, misbehaving or lacking in some way.

A teacher who is insensitive, incompetent or argumentative will get less effort and less achievement from her students.

Teachers are in a service profession. And the best teacher is one who gets the most out of the students. We see a teacher with high qualifications, and she backed by years of experience endorsed by the school principal. But when she fails to be effective in the classroom and can’t get students to achieve can be called as a bad teacher.

A teacher without experience or not supported by adequate qualifications but proves to be successful in bringing out the best from the students can call as a good teacher.

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