It is a common story that a concerned parent will approach the teacher to discuss their child’s academic progress only to be told that the child is doing fine and at this stage there is no need to be worried.
The parent goes away and is still concerned.
What is going on here?
Is this a case of ……
- an over-concerned parent?
- a parent who is hoping for greater achievement for their child than the standard?
- a disengaged teacher?
- a teacher who is not sure where the child stands in comparison with his peers?
or none of the above!
Let’s unpack the questions and see how a better outcome could be achieved. [Read more…]