A mother was standing in line at parent-teacher conferences to meet one of her kids' teachers. Suddenly, a man tapped her shoulder and said, "What does your son say about this teacher because this class is my son's lowest grade, and it's ruining his average."
"This class is actually one of my son's lower grades," she responded, "but this guy is without a doubt his favorite teacher, so I am actually really excited to meet him."
"Well, my kid has to get a better grade in this class or else," he said.
"Or else what?" she said.
"Or else he won't be able to get into the college he needs to get into so he can take over my practice one day!" he said, exasperated.
"Oh," she said. "Is that what he wants to do?"
"Doesn't matter," said the dad, even more exasperated. "That is what he has to do."
+Reflection: "We need to see the child in front of us," said Vicki Abeles, director of the documentary film, Race to Nowhere. When we have high expectations for our children and when we have invested our money, energy, hopes and dreams in their success, this can be a real challenge. Kahlil Gibran beautifully addresses the issue and the opportunity in his age-old poem, On Children:
PLEASE LOOK FOR YOUR LOST ITEMS. ALL ITEMS ARE UP FOR ADOPTION OR DONATION NEXT WEEK.
No permita que su hijo se atrase en el verano y Aproveche la oportunidad de obtener por $15 dólares el examen físico requerido para la participación en actividades extracurriculares
Don’t let your child fall behind this summer and Take advantage of $15 student physicals required for extracurricular participation
The +Grand Prize: Writing winner, Katherine Willcockson, a student at Pershing, has won the opportunity to collaborate with award-winning Houston filmmaker, John Carrithers (www.carrithersstudio.com) and +Works to create a new public service announcement video, inspired by her poem.
Our student reporters and staff directed by Mrs. Shufelt just captured a number of awards at the state level UIL Journalism competition