Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.

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Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

That is painful, just to read about. As a teacher, I can't help but wonder about the teacher's role. Couldn't he/she have helped him along the way if he had gotten off track?! Coached him about presentations? I'm always critical of the teacher in those situations. If L wasn't going to get the help at home, then a teacher should provide some input. "You should've done better" is what I would tell the teacher. (Okay, stepping off my soapbox now)


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

You know, it may well be that the teacher gave L. input, but that he just didn't process it--he misses so much of the "big picture" and we've had this trouble before. However, I agree--there's got to be a way for a teacher to help a student like L. work through strategies. We're finding with middle school that there's a "sink or swim" mentality we didn't see as much in elementary school--that the teachers are more hands-off. I understand this, because they are teacher older kids, but on the other hand it's difficult to figure out how we can as parents can help.


virendra's picture virendra

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