In elementary school, she had one teacher each year to follow her progress. In middle school, he may have been taught by a team of teachers. Each of them knew your child well. Then your child got to high school. And suddenly you never hear from anyone.
It’s not that high school teachers don’t care. They care a great deal. But their student-load may be heavier. A high school teacher may see 200 students every day. A phone call to each parent would be impossible. That’s why it’s so important for parents to get in touch.
If you have questions about what your child is learning, schedule an appointment with at least one of her teachers. At that meeting, you can stress that you would like to be notified if any problems crop up.
You can make telephone calls or write notes to teachers you can’t see in person. Either way, the teacher will remember that you made contact. And that’s likely to spur her to make contact with you, when the time comes.
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