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Feedback on teacher

Postby mwchua » Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:11 pm

Hi,

A quick question which will appreciate some advice….

If you have previously raised some issue during a parent meeting with Principal and now the teacher concerned knows that you are the person who took up this issue. The teacher is very unhappy, how would you react?

Will you be worried that the kid will now be the “target” of that teacher concerned?

Thanks….

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Re: Feedback on teacher

Postby Quintessential Mum » Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:21 pm

mwchua wrote:Hi,

A quick question which will appreciate some advice….

If you have previously raised some issue during a parent meeting with Principal and now the teacher concerned knows that you are the person who took up this issue. The teacher is very unhappy, how would you react?

Will you be worried that the kid will now be the “target” of that teacher concerned?

Thanks….


Yup, i would be worried especially if the teacher is not able to take constructive criticism and may even spread the word around to the other teachers that the student's parents likes to complain/raise issues etc. It is quite unprofessional of the principal to let the teacher know the identity of the parent.

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Postby Nebbermind » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:16 pm

well, if it's concerning some issues pertaining to only one child, then of course the teacher will figure out who made the complaint :D

that being said, think it's too late to worry now that it's already done. Just wait and see lor...it may not turn out to be as bad as u imagined!

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Postby autolycus » Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:56 pm

If you want teachers to behave professionally, you should try to treat them as such. In other words, if possible arrange for a meeting with principal or vp and the teacher.

Prepare a printed and signed statement, of the events you are unhappy with, for the other parties to read through. Then invite the teacher to give comments and the principal/vp as well. This shows that you are willing to commit to formal documentation of the event, as well as to stick to a story and accept feedback on it.

Spend the session helping the principal/vp and teacher to see how further incidents, misunderstandings, or problems can be avoided. Once the matter is witnessed, and the parent appears to be very reasonable and non-threatening, harassment of the student would be seen as a very unprofessional act.

Be prepared to demonstrate a level of self-control at least as high as that of the teacher. If everyone is adult, then the problem can be defused as a genuine learning experience and people will benefit from it.

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Postby LOLMum » Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:56 pm

i think the teacher might be unhappy initally. if you feel uneasy about it, talk to teacher, clear the air and maybe both of you are good after that.
if you see her in school, just continue to smile and say hello or just chat her up to let her know that you dont have an issue with her.

hope she is not teaching your kid next year.

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Postby blur-daddy » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:47 am

hahaha... teacher is still human mah... so we must be tactful and careful when providing feedback, and at the same time, get our msg across... even to principal...

I don't see anything wrong about using parent-principal meeting as a feedback platform... just that we need to package the msg first... like saying something good about the teacher, then follow by areas that can be improve FURTHER... :lol:

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Postby Big fish » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:49 pm

Hi

Next time stay anonymous, write a letter and send to the school or leave a note in the sch feedback box ( if any ). Frankly, who will feel happy with negative remarks, even if it is for the good of the kid.

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