The Importance of Developing a Good Relationship with Your Child’s Teacher at School

Before Aristotle started attending school, I knew everything about him. If there was trouble of any kind, I usually had a good hunch what it was about. Once he started going to school, I felt like part of me was blind and I couldn’t “see” him as clearly as I once did. Suddenly, there wereContinue reading “The Importance of Developing a Good Relationship with Your Child’s Teacher at School”

Choosing the Right School: The Value of a Good Teacher

A couple of posts back, I was writing about some problems we were having with Aristotle’s behaviour at school and I have since realised that what I wrote could be easily misconstrued because of the way it was written. I just wanted to correct that because I have to say that I have been veryContinue reading “Choosing the Right School: The Value of a Good Teacher”

The Difference a Teacher can Make

After the agreement to switch Gavin to the class with his favourite teacher, I expected this morning to run a little more smoothly.  I was surprised to hear Gavin protesting about going to school again. In the car on the way to school, I asked him, “Gavin, do you like teacher R?” He nodded. ThenContinue reading “The Difference a Teacher can Make”

Why We Need to Pay Our Teachers More

When I was approaching the end of my high school years, my Uncle tried to give me some careers counselling advice.  Except that I don’t think it was advice so much as it was more like him telling me what I should do.  So what did he tell me to do?  Become a teacher. Yes,Continue reading “Why We Need to Pay Our Teachers More”