Grades Are Out and My Kids……It’s the Teacher’s Fault (Part 2)

Follow up discussion with Frustrated Parent:

Everything you said DrTekemia Dorsey was mentioned at a Executve Functions Workshop I attended last week. I was the only black, parent from the city at that workshop. The presenters clearly stated “our” kids do not have the necessary tools to succeed in college. This audience was white suburbia and they are creating strategies to ensure that “our” children don’t fall through the cracks.

Reply from Dr. Dorsey

Frustrated Parent so do you think they were attempting to blow smoke over the issue? I know in our school systems, white kids, Hispanic kids, Asian kids, and Black kids alike are struggling with the new curriculum implemented and teachers are just as lost because they have not gotten a chance to truly get a handle on it. I know teachers continue to do their best regardless of their targeted audience and not to make excuses but their hands are just as tied as much as the parents.

Reply from Frustrated Parent

I think when you have a child struggling every week and a parent showing concern, you shouldn’t hide under a rock and don’t sit down to discuss strategies. In my mind, she sat back and watched her get that C. I’m not saying she needed to handhold Nia, but I do think a bright child struggling in one subject in an important year of her education makes her teacher look sketchy. For five weeks Nia earned an A. When her grades on tests started to slip, I met the teacher at pick up time and every week, “it was something Nia was doing”. By ninth week, I started calling the principal for a meeting, so they both knew I was concerned. By the time Nia did poorly on the Unit Test, percentage wise, it was a wrap. She couldn’t recover from it. So at what point should the teacher have stepped in to look at each of the common core objectives from week to week and determine where Nia’s specific problems were and help her address them? Ignoring me has only exacerbated the problem in my mind and I’m angry about that.

Reply from Dr. Dorsey

Yep i agree ignoring or being to busy is never a good look. So let’s talk solutions vs what cannot be undone. I wouldn’t stop reaching out to the principal and/or teacher, it may even be helpful to have a Round Table meeting with all her teachers as they all could provide insight across the board as they see it (for now its a Math problem, tomorrow could be Math and Reading and next week, Math, Reading and Science) regarding Nia. Additionally, are there any before or after school programs (free) available provided through the school? Is it possible to begin a Peer to Peer Mentor for Nia that can help her after school during lunch, etc? Are their Volunteer Tutors in the school that could be available to Nia sometime before or after school? Yes, be angry (do some Air Boxing Shadow moves to release that stress :)) but channel that energy into viable solutions that will benefit Nia in the long run (which I am sure you are already doing) and also don’t be mad for so long…it tends to turn up the negativity factor and ruin the relationship more than it has too besides it is about the kid anyway….not the adults

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Grades Are Out and My Kids……….Its The Teacher’s Fault!

Post from Frustrated Parent:

Not to be overly dramatic but grades are out and well, Nia’s grade in math dropped from a B to a C! As much as I know grades in 7th grade matter. As much as I juggled between my needs and the twins’, this spinning plate came crashing down. Can I take a moment and play the blame game though?! I talked to her math teacher every week as Nia did poorly on tests. I put in several calls to the principal so that we could all meet. Nothing happened. I’m really trying to shake the conspiracy theories that are growing in my mind. How does a teacher knowingly allow bright students to fail? 7th grade is an important year for selective high schools. The C ruins her chance for a perfect 300 score. The adults in this situation know that. Friday, I could have slow choked that bytch for singlehandedly ruining my child’s chances, but over the weekend I was able to click the lens back a frame or two.

Ok!! Thank you for indulging without judgment. The politics of the Illinois school system will drive you crazy! I am doing everything I know to do to help my children. When I reach the end of my ability, God will do the rest. If there is any ill intent in this woman, God will take care of it. Nia’s life is blessed, He has shown me that time and time again. You run across people in life that exercise power in mean spirited ways. But God has supernatural power and I’m putting my trust in Him.

Dr. Dorsey reply:

I will give you another spin on this from an Educator’s background! You are encourgaed to receive it with an open mind! It is not what Nia does now that will define her as one of the BEST; it is however the content of her character and the quality of her integrity in how she reacts to it! College Admission reps will easily by pass a kid who has done well in every subject all their life for a kid who has demonstrated the Bell Curve (peaks and valleys) of success! Like life it is not what is thrown at you that makes you great, it is how you handle it that takes you far!

Nia earned a “C” in a course probably her first and pretty sure won’t be her last because as they progress up the ladder in education it gets tough and tougher….HOWEVER what matters now is how she bounces back from it, learn her areas of weakness and improve upon them while playing catch up! The school systems have cut the embilical cords of hand holding as we know it growing up and are now forcing students to be more independent in their learning, forcing them to use logical and analytical reasoning skills, time management and organization, etc to do well! This is across the country not just in your neck of the woods!

Nia will be great! Allow her to fall and get back up because in the real world, the REAL world she won’t have a choice! As parents we want to protect our kids and give them the best as well and that they will have it all but with careful balance! Your job is not to french fry relationships along the way with her teachers but to continue to take the high road, be stern, yet supportive and watch her grow! In the process, you will grow as well!

The teachers are not out for your daughter and nor did they fail her, it’s something that is not clicking with Nia that needs to be explored, addressed, and corrected now! A healthlydiscussion with the 3 of you will easily help unveil that in time! I can share more but will stop here!  (Stop stressing she will be ok)

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