Good news from the school front

Since I’ve been grumbling non-stop about issues connected with my kids’ new career as public school students, I think it’s only fair to say that I came away impressed after the parent-teacher conference with my son’s teacher. The teacher seemed to understand my son pretty well — his strengths and his weaknesses. I got the feeling that she also came away pleasantly surprised that I was not defensive, but had an equally good understanding of, not only his strengths, but also his weaknesses. I’m feeling less stressed about his public school than I have since the day it began.

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  • Helen Losse


  • Ymarsakar

    What’s that quote, all of man’s destiny is a dream untrue?

  • Zabrina

    Hoorah! More face-time with the school people means better understanding of what’s going on, for good or for bad. I’m glad things are smoothing out.

  • jg

    Bookworm, this is not directly related to your current post, but it does touch on general issues you have raised earlier.

    The story opens a lot of interesting points.

  • Anna

    I’m sure it is such a relief to have that face to face with his teacher and know that you are on the same page.

  • Danny Lemieux

    We found that, with a few awful exceptions, most “bad teacher” experiences were good teaching tools for our kids to learn to be skeptical of authority and how to get along with difficult people. Relax, Book, your kids are pretty resilient and will do just fine…despite the bad teachers and because of the good teachers.

  • erp

    Book, is this the same teacher you blogged about with whom you had a brief conversation at a social gathering?