Many of you have kids in school already, or are about to. My own children headed back to the classroom yesterday. I’ve written before at my personal blog about what kind of school parent I am, and in one episode of Mama Said, Sarah and I discussed my ambivalence about volunteering in their classrooms. Short story, I think a lot about what my kids’ teachers think of me.
When I discuss my own parenting style with them—including teachers in my social circles—I keep hearing a lot of similar things: That it’s a collaboration. Parents and teachers have to work together as a team to help our kids reach their potential. So I’ve been asking them questions: What do teachers want us to be? What kind of parents do teachers love? Here’s what I’ve learned.