Thursday, February 16, 2012


Gratitude To The Unknown Instructors 

by William Butler Yeats

WHAT they undertook to do
They brought to pass;
All things hang like a drop of dew
Upon a blade of grass.


Parent Information Night.  It's amazing how, still, to this day, teachers make assumptions about what parents know about school routines, reporting, educational acronyms and the curriculum.    Bless them though.  They probably rightly focus on communicating with the children and do it very well. But my impression is that they aren't great shakes at communicating with parents.   It's a tough ask, I know. There are lots of diverse opinions, needs and interests.  As an old primary school principal once said to me "there are as many hats as there are heads".


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