Why are kids still learning cursive in school? With touch tablets, voice apps, keyboards, and dictation, isn’t cursive dead? I asked a teacher.
Who do you tip at Christmas? Everyone, it seems. But there is particular angst over tipping teachers at Christmas. Why? Giving a Christmas gift to teachers isn’t a decision you should struggle with, it should be a no brainer.
It’s time to take a new perspective on report cards. Don’t focus on the grades. Ignore the numbers. Look at the comments. A percentage can’t measure effort, but words can. If you want to know how your kids are really doing in school, talk to the teacher.
There is much debate in Calgary about how report cards will be changed for kids in school. I don’t need report cards to know how my kids are doing in school. Our recent sharing night showed me all I need to know.
The email from the parent-teacher liaison in my son’s kindergarten class has arrived. The semi-annual request for donations to buy gift cards for the teacher. How do you treat this request? Toss $10 or $15…