FAQ

How should parents handle bad grades?

How should parents handle bad grades?

8 Tips for Talking About Bad Grades

  • Address the importance of grades early.
  • Separate the child from the grade.
  • Approach the subject with concern, not anger.
  • Ask questions.
  • Talk to the teacher.
  • Know that rewards and punishment don’t work if you want your child to love learning.
  • Beware of pressure.
  • Take the simplest steps first.

Why parents shouldn’t care about grades?

Parents who value achievement over kindness can have a negative impact on kids’ development, study finds. Placing too much emphasis on academic performance may lead children to believe that you value achievement over interpersonal kindness, and walking around with this perception isn’t good for kids’ well-being.

Should parents get mad for bad grades?

It’s always a good idea to avoid suddenly springing the issue of bad grades on your parents. If they’re surprised or caught off guard, they may become angrier when they see your grades. If you know you’re going to receive a bad grade, let your parents know before they see the report card, test, or assignment.

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Are teachers to blame for the current state public education?

Teachers are not to blame for the current state public education is embroiled in with educational reformers. Despite all of the rhetoric of school districts being filled with bad teachers, the reality is that most of the “bad” teachers leave schools quickly either through the “weeding out” process or they can’t handle the pressure and quit.

Why is the trend of blaming teachers getting worse?

The trend of blaming teachers has gotten worse since we are in the “day and age” where test scores are released to the public via the local newspaper and when educational leaders like Michelle Rhee become advocates of firing teachers to cover up system failures.

Are schools failing our students?

Despite all of the rhetoric of school districts being filled with bad teachers, the reality is that most of the “bad” teachers leave schools quickly either through the “weeding out” process or they can’t handle the pressure and quit. Instead, what I’ve observed is that schools and districts overall are failing our students.

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Why do schools have to set teachers up to succeed?

Children are like flowers they need attention and care to flourish. Parents have to attend parent meetings, help with homework and become an advocate for their children. Schools have to set teachers up with resources to succeed and this starts with the “top” of the school, the Principal.