From a Facebook friend . . .

We just finished [daughter’s] first grade Christmas Tradition poster. Once again more effort went into this project than many of my college assignments, but I really outdid myself this time. I wonder if it sent the wrong message when she went to re-arrange something and I shouted out at her to stop messing up my work?

Some educators seem oblivious to the fact that even if making a poster had much educational value, that value is going to the parents most of the time, not the children.

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3 Responses to From a Facebook friend . . .

  1. Captain Easychord says:

    To be fair, I don’t think you can really blame the teacher for that, can you?

  2. If a teacher assigns a poster project that involves artistic skills beyond a typical child’s ability plus the purchase of materials, she shouldn’t be surprised that most parents are going to end up doing a lot of the work.

  3. Captain Easychord says:

    Well the quote doesn’t mention anything about the artistic level the teacher had actually asked for, or the specific materials required. All that’s mentioned was that it was a “Christmas tradition poster”. The parent is openly admitting that he/she was getting far too involved in the work, to the exclusion of the child.

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