I just sat through THREE HOURS of parent-teacher conferences.
Two students, fourteen teachers, in every subject. Even gym.
(I liked it!)
I recognize that no matter how well kids are doing in school, making a connection with the teacher DOES make a difference. A teacher who knows that parents are interested and care about what's happening in the classroom will help a child succeed.
Sadly for me, the teachers spend more waking time with my kids during the week than I do.
I care about what's happening to my kids during the seven hours they're not at home.
Here's my thought for the day: Don't miss out on the chance to ask "How's it going at school?"
Don't forget to say thank you to a teacher.