Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Current parenting styles make teachers’ job harder

Current parenting styles make teachers’ job harder: One of the most frustrating issues for classroom teachers continues to be the impossibility and inability to work with kids effectively because of some issues created by some parents in response to various aspects of our current culture. I actually believe this to be a societal issue, rather than an issue of bad parents or failure by schools and teachers. We teachers combated children’s sense of entitlement, their lack of respect for us and for learning, their “all about me” attitudes and behaviors, and — in some cases — an undivided focus on their grades as opposed to their achievement and learning. These frustrations would constitute “the tip of the iceberg” of issues facing educators today.

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