Day 9: Trust

Everyday parents put their trust in me. They hand over the care of their child with the hope that I educate them and give them a positive learning experience. They trust that I will guide their son or daughter through the discovery of learning; that I will build their self esteem and protect them from harm.

I know that I did (and continue to do so) with my own children.

It is a wonderful thing to hear parents tell of how happy their child is at school, to hear that they look forward to spending their day with me. When I hear these comments, I know that I have achieved a part of what I set out to do: to make learning enjoyable. And I know that, because of their child’s comments and attitudes, the parents will continue to trust in the work that I am doing with their child.

photo (52)© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

(This post was written for the FMF 31 day challenge hosted by Kate Motaung. Today’s prompt: trust)

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13 thoughts on “Day 9: Trust

  1. I love this! I am so glad parents share with you how happy their children are, what a wonderful job you are doing. Teachers are so under appreciated!! Thank you for making a difference and sharing it here!

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  2. It is good that you receive such feedback. Too many parents just take it for granted that teachers will achieve the miracles with their children that they themselves are incapable of.

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  3. When you think about it, trust is key here. Parents entrust you, as teacher, with their children every day. You just don’t teach them the “3 R’s” but also how to become polite members of society. Perhaps one day all teachers will be paid accordingly.

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