I have been in the teaching game for over ten years. I have taught in four different schools and all of them had their challenges. The pupils were from a wide variety of social back grounds and ability levels. I know the behaviour issues and I deal with them on a daily basis. What I’m trying to say is that I know my job.
Then it comes to parent’s evening and suddenly I feel like I’m under fire. This will sound weird but I was accused of not bothering to teach this parent’s child. They were moaning at me for not doing my job. I was being told off, because this parent, who has never been in my classroom or seen my teaching, knew that I was not putting the effort in and was not bothering to teach their child. Continue reading