Saturday, April 21, 2012

What Teachers REALLY Want to Tell Parents!

I was cleaning out my school email this week, because I got the big MESSAGE OF DOOM, that my inbox is almost full and will not hold much more!  It was actually a great thing to do, because I forgot about how much interesting, funny, kind, and even educational things I have hoarded in my inbox! 

One of the emails I came across was from earlier this school year, sent by one of my Room Moms from LAST year!  We still talk frequently, and I see her often up on our campus.  But anyways, earlier in the year, she sent me this email with a link to the article: What Teachers Really Want to Tell Parents.  (Posted on CNN by Ron Clark).

In her email, along with the link, was a long, heartfelt appology about all the "troubles" she gave me last year (which, actually, out of all the parents, she was one of the LEAST questioning do you put this nicely...."high maintenance")!  She ended the email with letting me know that she was forwarding this article on to every parent she's friends with, because it was such an eye-opener for her!  (Isn't it nice to have open-minded, receptive parents?!) 

Again, it's funny because she was such a GREAT parent to have last year (very helpful and involved).  And while she did ask questions and worry about her son's grades, she never doubted me or gave me any troubles! 

So I just thought I'd pass along this article, because it so "hits the nail on the head"!  Here's just a little "blurb" of the high points:

Have fun reading it in your free time (you're probably thinking, "WHAT free time?!").  It's worth it, though.  I KNOW you will definitely smile, laugh, say a few "uh-huh"!s, and even make connections to your own classroom!


  1. I've seen this before. It definately "hits the nail on the head".

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    Lovin’ First Grade

  2. Thank you so much for the article. I have one of those parents this year and I really could relate to the message!