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10 Things Your Child’s Teacher Won’t Tell You

A look inside a teacher’s mind could help you understand lesson plans and maybe even guide your child to perform better.

Our jobs aren’t cute

If we teach small children, don’t tell us that our jobs are “so cute” and that you wish you could glue and color all day long. This is what teacher’s find out about your kids when they’re at school. They express a whole new side of themselves when they’re outside of their home.

I’m not a marriage counselor

At parent-teacher conferences, let’s stick to your child’s progress, not how your husband doesn’t help you around the house. This is what your child’s principal is secretly thinking.

Technology has changed kids’ behaviour

Kids used to go out and play after school and resolve problems on their own. Now, with computers and TV, they lack the skills to communicate. They don’t know how to get past hurt feelings without telling the teacher and having her fix it. Read up on these other compelling reasons you should consider ditching technology.

We notice your kid’s manners

When I hear a loud belch, I remember that a student’s manners are a reflection of his parents’. These are manners every parent should be teaching their child.

Every kid is special… But..

Your child may be the center of your universe, but I have to share mine with 25 others.

If you talk about it at home, we know about it

Kids dish on your secrets all the time: money, religion, politics, even Dad’s vasectomy. These real-life teacher stories are hilarious.

These are the best students

The students we remember are happy, respectful, and good-hearted, not necessarily the ones with the highest grades.

My first year of teaching, a fifth-grader actually threw a chair at me

Teaching is not as joyful as it once was for many of us. Disrespectful students and belligerent parents take a toll on us.

Teaching is a calling

There’s not a teacher alive who will say she went into this for the money. This was one teacher’s genius response to the question: ‘What do you make?’We can tell the difference between a parent helping their child with homework and doing it for them (especially when they’re clueless in class the next day.Just because your child says he did his homework doesn’t mean it’s true. You must check. Every night.

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