Just remember, the easiest road is not always the best road.
The message you may end up sending her is that you have given up on not
just her kid, but her too. Even if you try and she gets upset again, you
put forth the effort to try to make it work. If you make no attempt, it
may appear that you have washed your hands of the whole situation.
On 11/23/08, teachinNC wrote:
> My intuition says leave her alone unless she contacts me. Then act
> positively and build trust. Thanks for the advice about the
> principal. I will leave her alone about it for a while, then ask
> her. Perhaps after my next observation. She's had to go through
> enough with my parents this year. I don't want to wear her support
> down or make her tired of me.
> On 11/23/08, lynne/ca wrote:
>> Avoiding the parent isn't going to help anything, it would only
>> make the situation worse - but there is still plenty of time to
>> build trust. Look for opportunities for positive interactions with
>> this parent, and with the parents of your other students. Treat
>> this student the same as you'd treat any other student, and
>> contact the parent accordingly. But, because of the circumstances,
>> I'd recommend that you discuss the situation with your principal
>> before contacting this particular parent, so that she knows what's
>> going on, so that she can advise you if she thinks you shouldn't
>> contact the parent, and so that you'll know you have her continued
>> support when you do.
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