Caring matters

The other day I was speaking to a teacher who was preparing for teacher/parent conferences. I asked him if he was expecting any problems and his response surprised me. He said “the only parents who come are the ones whose children are doing well”

I believe this says a great deal about what is happening in today’s society. It’s not about whether a teacher is good or bad. It’s not about the quality of the school. It’s not about the type of textbooks. It’s all about whether someone cares or not.

Do the parents care? Does the child care?

If the answer of these two questions are “yes” good things will happen. If the answer is “no” than it’s a crap shoot at best.

Have a great day!