Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Washington DC teachers start to make house calls

Here’s a new wrinkle for teachers, at least in Washington DC: house calls.  In some grade schools, teachers are making 30-minute home visits to parents.  Emma Brown has the story (wesbite url) here
That sort of thing might have seemed unthinkable when I went to school in the 1950s in Arlington VA, but teachers did meet the parents:  in grade school, there were two conferences a year (November and April), and two report card periods (January and June).  Of course, all teachers went to PTA nights. Sometimes the teachers gave hints as to what would be on the next test!
But the teaching profession seems to be getting more personal 

Update: September 13

The NBC Today show presented the "City Year" mentoring program as carried out in Washington DC today, link

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