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Ten Things Educators Wish Parents Knew About Teaching

Educators Share 10 Things They Wish Parents Knew About Teaching

Students are getting their backpacks and school supplies together for a new school year. They may be prepared, but how prepared are parents?

TODAY.com has curated a list of 10 things teachers wish parents knew, and which can help bridge the gap between home and school.

One of the 10 "things" is that parents should give new teachers a chance. Kristina Hambrock was nervous when she made her teaching debut a year ago, said the article. She worked in her classroom until 9 p.m., "hoping to create an environment where parents would be happy to send their children every day."

"What I lack in experience I can make up in the amount of time I can dedicate to your student,” she said. Hambrock also said newbies like her bring enthusiasm, motivation and excitement to their jobs.

“Trust them, give them the benefit of the doubt,” she urged parents. “As hard as it is, they’re going to work twice as hard to earn your trust and respect.”

Read the full story.

Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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