Teachers have a difficult job. They inspire, educate, discipline and mold children into productive citizens. The teacher's passion can be used to inspire. The teacher's knowledge enables them to educate. Their ability to mold children comes from their pure love of children. This can create a wonderful feeling in your child and you get to see a smiling face at the end of the day. But, when that same beautiful child comes to you in tears from their teacher, that is a whole new story.
Today while speaking with a friend, she shared the latest shenanigans of her child's teacher. The teacher apparently ridiculed him for a conversation that she had with the teacher. The son has left distraught in tears. And now the parents are deciding whether to even take the child back to school tomorrow. I felt deflated as I asked “what now?”
Teachers can easily feel the pressure to do inappropriate things to gain control of the class room. When teachers use their position or physical stature to create fear in children they are going to far. Children are very impressionable and being afraid in a classroom environment is the worst thing that can happen for a child. Teachers are not suppose to teach through fear. The end result can be catastrophic.
Mommys! Our main purpose is to protect our children. If we openly allow our children to be intimidated, we could doom our children to educational failure. Regardless of what road you need to take, make sure your child knows without a doubt that the classroom is for learning not for fear. What do you think?