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Mom Tweets The Conversation She Had With Her Son’s Teacher After An Online Class Gone Wrong, And It Goes Viral
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Parenting, People1 year ago

Mom Tweets The Conversation She Had With Her Son’s Teacher After An Online Class Gone Wrong, And It Goes Viral

One mom wasn’t happy with the answer—and attitude—her son got from his teacher after he asked for her name. So, the mom decided to take matters into her own hands and sent the teacher an email.

It took the two of them a little back-and-forth but ultimately they managed to find common ground.

The mom also shared the exchange on Twitter and it instantly blew up, accumulating over 385k likes and 33k retweets, showing that student-teacher-parent relationships are just as relevant in the time of remote learning as they have ever been.

Experts say that substantial evidence exists showing that parent involvement benefits students, including raising their academic results. But there are other advantages for children when parents become involved — namely, increased motivation for learning, improved behavior, more regular attendance, and a more positive attitude about homework and school in general.

So if a parent is concerned about their kid’s education, they certainly aren’t doing them a disservice.

Positive parent-school communications also benefit parents. The manner in which schools communicate and interact with parents affects the quality of parents’ home involvement with their children’s learning. For instance, schools that communicate bad news about student performance more often than recognizing students’ excellence will discourage parent involvement by making parents feel they cannot effectively help their children.

Effective parent-school relationships can also benefit teachers. For example, having more contact with parents, teachers learn more about students’ needs and home environment, which is information they can apply in class. Parents who are involved tend to have a more positive view of teachers, which improves teachers’ morale as well.

Bottom line is, good two-way communication between families and schools is necessary for your everyone. Research shows that the more parents and teachers share relevant information with each other about a student, the better equipped both will be to help that student achieve academically.

So parents shouldn’t feel as though they’re being a nuisance. Whether they have concerns, questions, or just simply want to say “Great job,” it’s perfectly all right to get in touch with their child’s teacher. That’s what good parent-teacher communication is all about.

Parent-teacher communication plays a huge role in helping a child to have a successful academic career. Since parents and teachers know different aspects of a child’s personality, they must work together as a team to solve problems that arise or celebrate gains and milestones.

However, teachers spend a lot of their time in the classroom, so it may not always be easy to get in touch with your child’s teacher. Here are some dos and don’ts of parent-teacher communication that can help you make that connection.

Some people think the mom handled the situation really well

But some have a different opinion

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Diana Ram.C.
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah the mom is totally in the wrong. Why drag it out so much c'mon now. If the tables were reversed and the teacher forgot his name, all hell would break loose. Its just another attempt for a bored parent to fight with a teacher.

Uncommon Boston
Community Member
1 year ago

What we don't know: the community's opinion of either participant. Was this an ongoing problem with this teacher? Or was the parent a known trouble maker? It makes a difference. Some people refuse to accept responsibility for their actions and are unable to apologize. They deny their contribution to the problem.

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Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

Posting this online, all mixed with swear words and accusations, is as stupid as it is selfish. If her children's good was her sole intention, why share it with the world? Why risk that a seven year old or his friends stumble upon this (particularly now that it is even on BP, which may well entertain families), and see the teacher is accused of talking "BS"? And why not talk this through calmly over Zoom, maybe with the child involved? To me this obviously sounds like a misunderstanding...the child thought the teacher found it sad how he behaved but the teacher seemed to be genuinely sad to not have made enough (positive) impression to be remembered by name.

K.
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Some seven year olds can handle money and basic inventory for their parents’ business, remember all the states and capitals, recite names of dinosaurs... stop treating kids like they’re precious and beyond reproach. My comment is coming from another article about a kid being disrespectful to their babysitter and being punished accordingly. In this case, mom flew off the (broom) handle needlessly. She’s not from my coven. EDIT: I don’t know what the best way to parent, I just want to do right by my sister and society. If she’s misbehaving, I’m not doing her any favors by condoning it or coming after anybody who was patient enough to correct her.

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Stille20
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1 year ago

What is this post? Bored Panda, please stop finding mundane conversations between tired and irritated people and label it "content". We're all tired.

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah this was viral but I don't quite see why, it's the smallest frigging thing. It didn't need to be made public and dragged out. And I say this knowing full well I'm a damn hypocrite coz I read it all and now I'm commenting XD

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Diana Ram.C.
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah the mom is totally in the wrong. Why drag it out so much c'mon now. If the tables were reversed and the teacher forgot his name, all hell would break loose. Its just another attempt for a bored parent to fight with a teacher.

Uncommon Boston
Community Member
1 year ago

What we don't know: the community's opinion of either participant. Was this an ongoing problem with this teacher? Or was the parent a known trouble maker? It makes a difference. Some people refuse to accept responsibility for their actions and are unable to apologize. They deny their contribution to the problem.

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Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

Posting this online, all mixed with swear words and accusations, is as stupid as it is selfish. If her children's good was her sole intention, why share it with the world? Why risk that a seven year old or his friends stumble upon this (particularly now that it is even on BP, which may well entertain families), and see the teacher is accused of talking "BS"? And why not talk this through calmly over Zoom, maybe with the child involved? To me this obviously sounds like a misunderstanding...the child thought the teacher found it sad how he behaved but the teacher seemed to be genuinely sad to not have made enough (positive) impression to be remembered by name.

K.
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Some seven year olds can handle money and basic inventory for their parents’ business, remember all the states and capitals, recite names of dinosaurs... stop treating kids like they’re precious and beyond reproach. My comment is coming from another article about a kid being disrespectful to their babysitter and being punished accordingly. In this case, mom flew off the (broom) handle needlessly. She’s not from my coven. EDIT: I don’t know what the best way to parent, I just want to do right by my sister and society. If she’s misbehaving, I’m not doing her any favors by condoning it or coming after anybody who was patient enough to correct her.

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Stille20
Community Member
1 year ago

What is this post? Bored Panda, please stop finding mundane conversations between tired and irritated people and label it "content". We're all tired.

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah this was viral but I don't quite see why, it's the smallest frigging thing. It didn't need to be made public and dragged out. And I say this knowing full well I'm a damn hypocrite coz I read it all and now I'm commenting XD

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