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    That reads clearly, non-accusatorily and constructively.

    I say huzzah and I hope it sets the tone for future communications.

    Yay for you.


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    My advice would be to go straight to the meeting. Text can be read differently by different people, and this can change depending on the day people are having.
    As a teacher I do like to have notes where needed, but meetings will always get a bigger result.
    Write a list of things you want to bring up and go through them. Nothing is too small to discuss. Your child is the priority here.

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    I like your note. Can you maybe add a request for a face to face meeting? Just to clarify what you've said and also 'force' a resolution to some of those outstanding issues ie you can pick the cushion up if you need to, reiterate about the readers (and physically get another), bring in and demo the fidgets, look through his desk to check out the work he's been given/done and reiterate your upcoming appointments.

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    Just to give a different perspective (takes all kinds to make a world!), I would find that message aggressive if i was the teacher. And I totally realise that's not your intention. Just giving some feedback. I think perhaps it's because it uses words that I would use if I was seriously angry but trying to be polite. Dunno?

    I can't help but feel like we've all jumped to the conclusion that this teacher is lazy and incompetent. Zazou I've always gotten the impression from your posts on here that you are an awesome mum. I love that you go the extra mile for your little one and he will be better for that.

    But surely we can all acknowledge that in a class of 20-30 kids it's pretty near impossible for every child to have special attention? If I was a teacher I would have one way of doing things - my way. Of course, that way would be created with the best interests of my class in mind and I would take into consideration of their needs. But there just wouldn't be time in the day for a specialised learning program for each child, as much as I might wish otherwise. Our schools so desperately need more support funding.

    At the end of the day no-one is going to care about our children as much as we do. It's out job to fight for them, but that doesn't have to mean making adversaries. I don't want to be known at my kids' school as 'that difficult woman'. Better to get a teacher on side than set up a difficult relationship - better for everyone, especially the child, in the long run.

    Just my opinion, for what it's worth (which may or may not be very much lol). Good luck Zazou - I think whatever happens your little one will be ok because he has such a loving, caring mum.

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    Double post argh

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    See I dunno. I think in this case having it in writing is important before the meeting. And given this teachers preferred method of communication is notes I actually think it will be fine especially as its a lot milder in tone than the teachers. I think if there had been no previous communication then yes maybe it would come off badly. But the truth is it needs to be documented. I think the way it's been done is unemotional which is important. That's just my POV.

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    Lol maybe I'm just too sensitive? Maybe that's why I get annoyed by emails sometimes?

    Oh for the good old days of smoke signalling...

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    As a teacher who has experience of incorporating sensory issues and liking the differences, it is a bit teaching me to suck eggs.

    To a teacher who is repeatedly not using the tools you give her, it needs to be in writing. She will probably take umbridge at it, but if she did her job you would not be at this stage.

    Some teachers cannot cope with sensory differences. This is ok, so long as the school does not allocate them these children!

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