The parking lot is full and I find a spot in the grass to park. My schedule for the night is on my phone and I'm ready to walk the high school hallways as my junior does. As I walk through the parking lot, I remind myself I'm here as a parent. I make a plan to listen as a parent; resting my teaching brain. Not too long into the first session I start taking notes. Notes as a parent, notes as a teacher - the lines are intertwined. Each role influences the other. I hope these lines tug at your heart as they did mine as a teacher and educator. I'm excited for a more relaxed high school year this year.
"I"ll love your kid and get maximum effort."
"I've never had a boring day, if I do it's my fault."
"Keep school at school."
"One goal is to increase tolerance - wisdom about people."
"Your child will read 10 minutes every day without fail in class."
"Reading for joy helps heart health and personal health."
"Grading system is flawed."
"I have a lot of room to grow."
"Not much outside work."
"Every kid needs somebody - I'm willing to help."
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