I care about the students in my school, especially those in my class. My aim is to create a safe and stimulating environment, and I want the students and parents to know that I CARE. I am there to care,…
I can say this over and over again, but I feel strongly about the IB Learner Profile. It is a set of attributes that all members of the school community (parents, students, teachers, administration and everyone else) strive to be. Caring is one of the attributes.
As a primary school teacher, I also believe that it is our job to care. To care about the well-being and learning of our students.
Recently a student of mine had me worried. I tracked the students and observed them carefully over a few days, before contacting the parents. I like to involve parents, after all, we are collaborating, we are not enemies. I hope that parents feel that they can talk to me always, about anything.
It usually helps to clarify situations and gives them and us a bigger picture.
After a very open and honest talk, the student’s behavior and actions had a context for me, and has helped me to make adjustments and plans for the future. It was also sparked a talk at home, and I was so happy to see this student coming into school today, telling me that they slept so well for the first time, and looking REALLY happy.
I am not saying that this took care of everything, but it was a huge step. I hope that the student and the parents know I care. And I am happy to see my students smile!