Friday, April 5, 2013

What I'm Thinking of Today and Some Quotes

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.

                                                                     Source: via Marie Claire on Pinterest

                                                                         Source: Uploaded by user via Marie Claire on Pinterest

                                                                                      Source: via Marie Claire on Pinterest                                                                   


  1. I love the quotes! And some teachers (Ihad a few ) that are plain mean, but there are good teachers too. Parents should analyze the situation first before questioning the teacher, and they shouldn't be rude to teachers. So sorry if this has happened to you. Ignore them. one people have no manners and it shows too from their kids.

  2. Lovely post, Claire.
    My husband is a teacher and you'd be shocked {maybe not as it seems you're also a teacher} at some of the accusations that are hurled at him from parents about how he must *hate* their kid because of the grade their child earned--yes EARNED by not doing {or doing very poorly} their homework.
    Great quotes, and thanks for the comment you left for me on my blog!


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