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Blog Post - Week 7
This past week in my own teaching I felt a little disconnected which prompts my question to you, "What was the moment (or moments) when I felt most disconnected or disengaged as a teacher - the moment(s) I said to myself, I'm just going through the motions here?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 6
For the past couple of weeks you have experienced asynchronous online learning (doing modules by yourself). Previously this semester you have experienced synchronous online learning (all together in the Collaborate room). Which do you think is more effective and why do you think that? Which do you like better, and why?

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 5
This week we have what we call "open mic." You can write a post about anything related to your teaching that you would like responses from your classmates.

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 4
Here is this week's question: "What was the event that most took me surprise this week - and event that shook me up, caught me off guard, gave me a jolt, or made me unexpectedly happy?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 3
Please write a post about the following question, "In thinking about my past week teaching what is one thing I would do differently, and why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 2
Please write a post about the following question, " In thinking about my teaching activities this past week, of what do I feel most proud? Why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 1
Describe something you used in your program in the first weeks of school that you learned in the summer NTI program. How did it work? Did it get you off to a stronger start than last year?

Sunday, November 2, 2008

They just don't understand

My issue this week is parents. They just don't understand. We need more information on how to deal with parents. The students are skipping class and they want me to tell them were the student is. The school is so big I have no idea. This is new for me because my last school was only one floor and there was no where hide. Any advise would be welcome.

1 comment:

Dr. M said...

Hi, Stacy - It's not your position to be able to tell anyone where students go who are skipping your class (unless you do know), that should be the admin's task. Make sure you are reporting them (students) to the proper administrator and they should follow up.

As for the parents, they can be a solution for the skipping if they know their child is doing so, so make sure they are contacted and treat them like you would want to be treated concerning your child. Even a negative situation can be handled positively, with an outcome of support from the parent(s). They usually do want to help and they always want to see their children succeed, many times they just need to know what is going on and what they can do to help.

Also involve the school counselors in repeat skipping situations, like the second time it occurs with the same student. And hey, make your class so much fun and meaningful that they will come to you even if they skip others.