Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Well, it was another day at work teaching the masses (middle school children).
Bogged down with the thought of all the tasks at hand, I entered the faculty meeting with a positive attitude and watched as 2 colleagues role-played an appropriate parent conference. The first demo was an example of how "not" to act/react.
The second demo showed BOTH parties acting appropriately with the parent suggesting taking her kid to a museum to spark her child's interest.
I thought, " Are you kidding me?" I could even see a parent "flipping a teacher off" based on a few inappropiate behaviors described by some of my colleagues.
Nevertheless, I had to deal with an upset parent later on as the day progressed.
Dang! I sure could've used a re-do of the role-playing right then. But, I dealt with the issue and assured the child's best interest.
Thank God the parent realized my goal! Teaching definitely takes thick skin. I'm glad I allowed my heart and common sense to lead the way or this blog would've been entitled, "Another Job Loss in Today's Economy". Whew!!!