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Dear Parents,

positivelypersistentteach:

heymissat:

I was wondering if you could do me a favor. I was wondering if you could give me the exact date that….

it became acceptable to accuse and blame the teacher for things that your child should be taking responsibility for.

Because THAT is the day I should have turned in my resignation. 

LOOOOOOVE,

Miss At

(That teacher that’s been working her butt off to create a fantastic school year for YOUR child, not you)

Parent: He’s little!

Me: He PUNCHED a girl.

Parent: You expect too much of these little kids.

Me: I expect them to keep their hands to themselves.

Parent: It’s just too much!

Also applicable to out-of-school-time programs.  Note: Most of our kids walk to and from program.

Parent on phone: WHY DID YOU SEND MY CHILD HOME?

Staff: *lists reasons that include bullying and violence*

Parent: YOU DON’T TAKE ANY RESPONSIBILITY, YOU’RE PICKING ON MY CHILD.  YOU JUST DON’T WANT TO DEAL WITH THEM.

Staff: …ma’am, please review the agreement you and [child] signed about behavior and I’ll see them Monday.

Parent: *CENSORED* THEY’RE NOT COMING BACK.

(They were back a week later.)

If a child has to take responsibility for their actions, the parent has to take responsibility for their parenting.  That seems to be a major issue for some people.

(via positivelypersistentteach)

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    http://www.schoolanduniversity.com/study-programs/education/elementary-education
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    AMEN.
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    I was wondering if you could do me a favor. I was wondering if you could give me the exact date that….
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    I just found this lady on Tumblr and I think she is my new favorite person. This is my least favorite part of...
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    This is partly why I’m rethinking becoming an elementary school teacher. I may just stick with preschool. Teaching is...
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    I’ve gotten emails from parents asking ME to to explain myself when it comes to their childs grade… Like I’m the one...
  12. elasticcamel reblogged this from heymissat and added:
    I wholeheartedly agree!
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    This couldn’t be any clearer!
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    And I will add: when did it become acceptable to accuse and blame the teacher for things that YOU, as a parent, should...
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    Preach Woman!!!
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  22. daisiespetals said: I feel that you are a great teacher and if my child is not holding her end of the deal up then leave her at the curb. You work to hard for to little pay to put up with us nagging at you. You prep our children for real life. Thank you.