...Your Children Can Do More Than You Think"
This past Thursday, New York Times' Motherlode blogger Jessica Lahey posed this question to teachers: "What one thing would you want your students' parents to know?". She found these themes:
* Your kids can do much more than you think they can do.
* It's not healthy to give your kids constant feedback.
* We promise not to believe everything your child says happens at home if you promise not to believe everything your child says happens in our classrooms.
* Your children learn and act according to what you do, not what you say.
* Teach your children that mistakes aren't signs of weakness but a vital part of growth and learning.
I think the beauty of these themes is that they are simple, useful, and apply to children of any age. Read her full post here:
Margaret Raymond Driscoll is a nine-year Melrose School Committee member who is passionate about excellent teaching and learning for all public school students, and considers it a privilege to collaborate with others who share that passion. You can also follow her on Twitter at @MargaretDrisc. Just to be clear - opinions expressed here do not represent those of the Melrose Public Schools, the Melrose School Committee, or the Massachusetts Association of School Business Officials - they are hers alone.