Will my daughter cope with the new teacher?

Tuesday May 15 2018

Paul Owere.

Paul Owere. 

Hi I am a parent of a Seven-year-old girl who will Who is his thrid grade. I must say that I am thrilled with her all round performance which I think I largely owe it to her current teacher. She has moved her from a slow learner to moderate scholar and besides even her love for school has tremendously improved in the last one year. This week she came home saying that her teacher has been moved to another class.

I must also admit that I am worried of what the future beholds with the latest development which now includes a new teacher. I am worried that the new teacher might not be able to cope with her ibn the shortest time possible.

This must be a very serious situation for you,though I believe that every trained teacher should be capable of handling such situations. However, it is important to note that not every teacher is a gem. Sooner or later, your child will end up in the classroom of a teacher who doesn’t thrill you or your child — and it’s best to be prepared.

First, involve yourself in your child’s education. Many children mentally separate school and home; your job is to help yours see that a strong bridge unites the two.

You can do this by talking about school at home — every day. Ask about all aspects of school life — classmates, homework, class activities, and the teacher. Let your child know that she can talk about problems at school as well as successes.

Your child may be particularly reluctant to discuss problems with the teacher — she may not want to “tell” on her, or she may worry that he’ll be blamed for the problem (children sometimes think that all adults stick together). That’s why it’s important to look for warning signs that your child isn’t happy with her teacher.

If your child stops talking about school, gets stomachaches in the morning, or undergoes a personality change (that is, if she develops difficulty eating or sleeping, or becomes moody, argumentative, or agitated), these could be signs that she’s having trouble in the classroom. Talk to your child about what’s bothering her, and ask for details.

In addition, use your best resource: other parents. If you suspect a problem or think your child isn’t learning what she should be for her grade level, do some research.

Call parents of other children in the class. Then call parents of children in other classes in the same grade.

Ask about the level of work they’re doing. If necessary, contact other schools and ask about their curriculum for your child’s grade level as well.