Teachers are key to a good school experience for your children.
Be sure your child’s teacher knows that you understand and appreciate the effort that it takes to do well in the classroom.
A sincere thank you can help enhance the interaction between parents and teachers.
On occasion children face difficulties in school, and it often helps to concentrate on what is working and how the teacher is having a positive effect on your child’s life.
Approaching challenges from a positive perspective can become a self-fulfilling prophecy, and result in a more positive outcome.
Expressing appreciation when appropriate is a simple way to keep the lines of communication open.
That way, should difficulties arise in the future, there is a good base of mutual respect from which to operate and discuss solutions.
The teaching profession is often undervalued and taken for granted. When you show respect and gratitude, it is appreciated and remembered.
A written note, a follow up phone call or a brief chat can be simple yet effective approaches to foster good feelings and understanding.
Remember that the goals of parents and teachers are very much the same – providing children with the best of all possible learning environments and success in academics.
The creative collaboration between parents and teachers is one of unlimited potential.