I just can't understand why some parents would get mad at teachers if their children got a low grade or a failing score at the end of the year.
We give extensions of deadlines, give considerations, lower our standards in grading projects and themes, we offer help after class but sometimes these are still not enough for some students and they still fail. And
then the parents get mad which, I think, is so unfair.
Sometimes I am inclined to think that maybe parents think the teachers are just making the grades up. Goodness gracious! That is far from reality. We spend so much time checking seatworks, quizzes, theme papers, projects and exams, so much time encoding them, so much time rechecking what we have encoded in the system just so we can end up with a grade that truly represents a child's performance.
Anyway, I was trying to destress earlier and saw some interesting quotes on Pinterest.