We all tend to think that the power belongs to the parent at parent/teacher conferences. We walk away with the notion that the parent has the power to dictate what goes on at meetings and how the teacher should respond to most issues that are presented. Unfortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
One woman shares all of the things teachers wish they could say to parents at most parent/teacher conferences. The results are not only hilarious, but they are also incredibly on point. Let’s be real for a minute. Most parents fail to participate in their kid’s education and assume that the teacher has the full responsibility of ensuring that their kids are well informed. It’s as if most parents want the school system to serve as their personal babysitter while they are away at work. This is unfortunate because it only cheats the child of a well-rounded education that involves the teacher and the parent. Parents are supposed to serve as the partner to the teacher so that the child can receive the knowledge on an extended and expansive level. When a child only receives their education from the teacher—without the involvement of the parent—the child only gets a one-sided educational experience.
In addition to parents cheating their children of an enriched education, most teachers feel frustrated and anxious in the classroom when they find that they are not receiving the support of the parents. Teachers often become burnt out when they discover that they are fully responsible for the discipline, education, guidance, and psychological support of the students in their class who have parents who are not involved.
Take a moment to watch the video here and, although you’ll laugh like crazy, see if you can relate to the ultimate point of the video itself.