One thing that surprised me this week at school was how involved the parents are in my students’ education. I had a discipline issue with a particular student in one of my classes that has a special accommodation. I had been documenting every issue I had with him and finally I reached out to the parent in an email. Response was rapid and on target. I still have issues with this student but he has a much more conscious approach before he misbehaves.
I know this is one example of a good parent and I am sure in my career ahead of me I will face parents that will not support the educational structure of the classroom, but this one act, gave me a positive outlook at the very start of my career.