The transition to and from online learning has been hard for everyone – parents, teachers, students, and administration.
There has been big adjustments on every side, and this conversation between parent and teacher only solidifies that fact.
The mother heard that her son’s teacher was rude after he asked her name, and started an email exchange that, though heated at the beginning, resolved well.
The teacher replied that she’d meant she was sad he couldn’t recall her name and hadn’t meant to be rude, which…idk, y’all.
Mom wasn’t buying it, either.
So, she didn’t let it go.
As she shouldn’t have.
She replied again, still respectful, but let the teacher know her response had not been good enough.
The teacher’s reply was respectful, also, and contained an apology.
Everyone ended up feeling better, I hope, and the teacher really is thoughtful about where this takes her in the future.
People on Twitter applauded her efforts and her standing up for her son when he deserved her support.
Some people questioned whether or not the teacher didn’t need the wakeup call, so good thing it was given in such a mindful manner.
No one should be made to feel badly for asking honest and respectful questions.
Proof, if you ask me, that having an open line of communication with your child’s teacher is the best way to go – and even if you don’t want to always stand up for your child or take their side before you speak with the teacher, our kids do need to know that we have their backs when they deserve it.
Have you had a unique challenges with online school? Share them with us in the comments!