Classroom Management Strategies and other Teacher Worthy Ideas
If you’ve been teaching for more than 10 years or so, you’ve seen the slow and yet strong deterioration of #respect for teachers in our society. Way too many parents considered us their “enemy” rather than their teammate to help their child succeed.
Yes, I did teach for over 40 years in a few different states both in the North and South part of the USA. I loved every minute of it and had many restless, sleepless nights trying to figure how to help students and their parents succeed academic and socially in our society.
As the years went on, I definitely saw more and more parents trying to be a “friend” to their child rather than the leader and positive example that they should have been. Every year, I would have a parent wonder how I could get their child to obey me in the classroom because he/she didn’t obey them at home. Hmmmm…
So, here’s another article written by #Todd Gazda, Ph.D, who is Superintendent of Ludlow Public Schools in Massachusetts. In the magazine, #Commonwealth, he presents his feelings about Charter Schools, legislatures making it more difficult to teach in his state, the high rate of turnover and disillusionment, etc. I know you’ll agree with many of his opinions.
My bottom line? It’s not just the education system that has to be fixed. It’s our society, also. Getting our student’s parents involved in their child’s education can solve many, many of our education problems!