Thursday, July 31, 2014

One More Thing…Please, No Worksheets

A must-read!
"Based on what I’ve learned over the past 18 years in the field, I have to tell you, I don’t care if he walks out of your room at the end of the year and he can’t write numbers up to 20. He will pick that skill up as his life requires it."
Read the entire Open Letter To My Son's Kindergarten Teacher by Phillip Kovacs

If you were his son's kindergarten teacher, how would you respond?


George Couros said...

I actually really do wonder if the teacher DID read this, how would they feel. Would this facilitate a great relationship between parent and teacher, or cause tension?

@educatoral said...

I would respond, "Heck yes! You're on!"

I would have a more difficult time responding to the parent who wants their 5 year old reading, writing, and writing numbers to 20 by the end of kindergarten.

Kim said...

My kids are in high school now. To answer George's question, I think the letter will cause tension or be ignored. Based on my experience with kids in K-8, I'd suggest this dad consider homeschooling or ptivate school.