Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Parent Teacher Interviews

a Biblical thought...
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

a Book thought...
The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths to it are not found but made, and the making of those pathways transforms both the path maker and the
destination. (p122)
a Dave thought...
Last night Kylie and I went along to Birralee Primary School to Parent Teacher interviews to spend some time with Noah's Grade 1 teacher. Miss Barnden is a quality person and the fact that she is a Christian is a bonus. She spoke on our son's ability in the classroom to read, write and complete all his work as required and gave us the line 'that he's a pleasure to teach'.
For over eight years (1992-2000) I was also a school teacher and used to sit on the other side of the table and must admit to finding the parent teacher interviews very draining. When I taught up to a hundred secondary students some of whom I hardly knew it was a tough couple of days. One thing though I soon realised is once you could connect and understand the parent(s) working with the student was far easier. Like father, like son is a saying that has been around a long time but also makes a lot of sense.

Just a thought.

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