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Teacher Shares What Entitled Parents They Get To Deal With And The Screenshots Go Viral
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Teacher Shares What Entitled Parents They Get To Deal With And The Screenshots Go Viral

Being a teacher is not for the faint-hearted. The amount of patience, devotion, and time you have to give to kids without ever expecting to get something back is hard to imagine. Add the whole responsibility to carry on one’s shoulders, and you realize the superpowers you need to become one.

And as if that alone wasn’t enough, the pandemic-induced chaos, virtual learning implementation, and pressure to meet the new guidelines have made teaching all the more challenging. Sadly, not everyone seems to be aware of that.

These text messages between an anonymous parent and a teacher have been surfing around the internet and causing a great stir among people. The series of screenshots reveals how insensible a parent can be when mutual understanding is something we need the most in these challenging times. “Do as I ask and we won’t have any issues,” reads the aggressive text, and one can only imagine what insane stuff teachers have to go through every day.

The global pandemic has changed the ways we live, work, and spend our leisure time beyond recognition. Primary and high schools, as well as universities, are no exception, and many institutions were forced to step up and get creative in developing alternative teaching solutions.

A recent study on distance learning from Bellwether Education Partners and Teach For America showed that there’s no single and right way to “perform distance teaching, but the remote learning processes of many districts and charters are similar to in-class instruction.”

The study also showed that there has been more effort from teaching staff to find a connection with families and students, and there’s been much more of a focus on health and safety compared to spring.

However, for many teachers, going online and navigating remote instruction have became quite a challenge. For example, Erin Pinsky of Joel Barlow High School in Redding, Connecticut told The New York Times that moving online was challenging because “not all students were comfortable having their video on during live learning opportunities.”

As a result, the teacher explained, “that reduced lively discussion and made it harder for me as a teacher to read the facial expressions and body language that provide me feedback about how students are progressing in the lesson objectives outside of their academic work.”

But as the second wave of coronavirus is nowhere near the end, teachers may have little choice but to adapt to this rapidly changing instruction environment.

And this is what people had to comment

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WilvanderHeijden
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This problem exists in all countries. Parents expect the teachers not only to teach, but also to educate and co-parent their kids. But when teachers discipline a kid for being rude or disruptive, the parents report them to the principal for being unreasonable and biased towards their little angels.

Geth
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think probably most parents are reasonable, but there's always going to be at least one problem parent just because people are people.

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Podunkus
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It is obvious that’s a broken family. Teachers are not therapists or family counselors. The teacher was way too accommodating and should have escalated the issue to the Principal much earlier in the process.

WilvanderHeijden
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Principals leave it to the teachers to deal with the nutcases. "It's your student and I do not have the time to deal with all the crazy parents."

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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow, nice teacher. If I was in that spot, the only thing that would stop me from nuking the parent would be my job rules.

Viviane
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was in equal parts: impressed by the teacher's calm and reasonable responses and angered by the mother's self-righteous, high-handed demands. If she wants someone to cater to to her wants, get a private teacher. And pay them accordingly.

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This problem exists in all countries. Parents expect the teachers not only to teach, but also to educate and co-parent their kids. But when teachers discipline a kid for being rude or disruptive, the parents report them to the principal for being unreasonable and biased towards their little angels.

Geth
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think probably most parents are reasonable, but there's always going to be at least one problem parent just because people are people.

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Podunkus
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It is obvious that’s a broken family. Teachers are not therapists or family counselors. The teacher was way too accommodating and should have escalated the issue to the Principal much earlier in the process.

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Principals leave it to the teachers to deal with the nutcases. "It's your student and I do not have the time to deal with all the crazy parents."

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reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow, nice teacher. If I was in that spot, the only thing that would stop me from nuking the parent would be my job rules.

Viviane
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was in equal parts: impressed by the teacher's calm and reasonable responses and angered by the mother's self-righteous, high-handed demands. If she wants someone to cater to to her wants, get a private teacher. And pay them accordingly.

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