I once asked a teacher, "How can we get more parents involved in your school?"
His response? "Why would we want to?"
Fortunately, few teachers feel this way. Schools need and want parent partners.
I am an educator. My son had been in kindergarten for 4 weeks, and I had been called in for 5 parent conferences. They were painful. I kept thinking, "I'm supposed to be giving these, not getting them."
But...his kindergarten teacher was a master. She jumped on potential problems before they had a chance to become bad habits. She was both kind and direct in her comments, and she listened to my responses. She changed the way she was approaching him. She understood that she needed to teach to each child rather than lumping every child into a box and asking them to conform.
Today my son is a sociologist in a management position. Prevention is always lest costly than cure.
When we envision schools as an equal partnership...school, parent, student, we watch our children blossom.
Parents, remember you have power in your child's school.
Dr. Kogee Thomas runs a parent-school partnership that works! Glean from her wisdom in our YouTube Video: Parent Power:
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