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  1. Teresa Murray

    Some will and some won’t. As she gets a little older, you may find that you have concerns that she is not learning enough and that basic education has some problems and that you have to teach her at home. Your concerns will change throughout the grades.

  2. Teresa Murray

    And there will be varied positive and negative reasons for whether your child is well valued (or your parental perception of it. )
    The first grade 1 report card will have you churning in anxiety as you open it so be prepared.
    You will be happy, annoyed, furious, satisfied, dismayed, disgusted and over the moon with schools.

  3. Hadar Dohn

    As a parent educator, all I wanted was to feel that the teachers knew and liked my kids. As educators, my husband and I hoped that our children were not the ones that teachers were happy when they were absent. Actually, we felt sad that teachers could be happy when ANY child is absent.
    Your questions are great ones and I hope all teachers ask them of themselves.
    And for your three-year-old, may the world continue to be a place of wonderment and exploration.

  4. Most of my children’s teachers hit all the marks. The couple that didn’t taught them how to deal with challenging people, that not everyone was going to like them (and that’s okay), and that if you don’t give your all to “punish the teacher”, the only victim is themself. These are powerful lessons that are painful learn but will serve them well. Every person you encounter in life will teach you something.

  5. Amy Raney

    Communication is so important between not only the teacher and student but also between the parents and teacher. It is certainly the hope that teachers would naturally fulfill all three questions in a nurturing way to foster the love of learning. If there are signs which lead in a different direction, immediately communication is important. It is never too early to teach the value of good communication skills.

  6. Amy Raney

    Communication is so important between not only the teacher and student but also between the parents and teacher. It is certainly the hope that teachers would naturally fulfill all three questions in a nurturing way to foster the love of learning. If there are signs which lead in a different direction, immediate communication is important. It is never too early to teach the value of good communication skills.

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  7. Kristen

    One of my sons is gifted the other has special needs. As a teacher and their mother I want them both to be valued and challenged. I worry that my child with Down syndrome faces bias and misunderstanding while my other son is greatly challenged appropriately and appreciated both in the same school.

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