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A parent made me cry today
Old 12-18-2015, 03:00 PM
 
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I am a Title 1 teacher. Last year a parent (mom) showed up for conferences for the first time. She was told by the HR teacher to come see me bc the child was doing poorly in reading. Yes, I told her, the daughter was, thanked her for stopping by and got to the nitty gritty. Mom cried and was heartbroken of the news. Ummm what happened to the reports I sent home, the notes of extra summer help, etc. Told her that was the past, now let's get working on the present. I needed everyone on board. Mom, Dad, (they are divorced) classroom teacher and the student. Read read read read. be there for her to read , etc.

Fast forward to this year. The girl has made great strides this year. She benchmarked way below in DIBELS. (Lots of catching up to do)Progress monitor she gains 26 words, Tuesday progress monitor she gains 30 words. OMG share news with teacher, she shares with MOM and MOM calls me today!!!! She just had to call because she is so happy. She cried happy tears, I cried with her. I confessed to her I cried when I heard the girl read to me. This MOM made my teaching career!!! I begged her don't let her slide over Christmas, she promises she won't.

This is teaching!


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Great job! Give all involved a huge pat on the back!
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Old 12-18-2015, 04:15 PM
 
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That's great news. It's reasons like this that we're teachers.
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I am new to Title and I hope that one day I can have this experience. I taught for many years and got a few of those and now I don't see it as much.
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