Good parent communication is a must for a successful school year. There are so many ways to communicate today — which ones are the best to use for parent communication?
Bullying is a major issue in today’s schools and it can have dire consequences. For instance, it’s estimated that nearly one-third of all students ages 12 to 18 years old have reported being bullied in some way at school. Students who have been bullied are more likely to have low self-esteem, difficulty trusting others, feelings of isolation, anger and in the direst cases — suicidal thoughts.
As teachers, so often it feels like we have to do it all. The backgrounds and experiences of our students vary, and we often feel like physicians trying to diagnose and treat. Teachers play many roles; parent figure, nurse, and sometimes even a counselor.