Frustrated by your child’s school?

Frustrated by your child’s school?

This is a quick post, because the last few days I have been talking to a number of people who have been frustrated by their child’s school.   They haven’t been able to get the help or services their child needs – services they know their child needs.

This is not about blaming the school.  There is little gained and no point to blaming teachers or administrators.   What we as parents must learn to do is to work with not blame the school – even when we feel the school has let us down.

I discovered a great article on this very subject and want to make it available to you here.  It is by Doug Goldberg of Special Education Advisor.  I don’t want to try and say what he has already explained superbly.

I hope this helps ease everyone’s moments of frustration.

About Russ Ewell

Since 1994 I have been devoted to the research and application of innovative technology solutions to education. My passion for these pursuits has been driven by my experience as a parent of children with special needs. During the economic technological growth explosion of the 1990's I was lived and worked in Silicon Valley, and was fortunate enough to find a group of people with similar interests and passions. As a result I was able to launch a non-profit called Hope Technology Group whose mission became advancing the use of technology in education. We eventually launched Hope Technology School, which has used technology to build a fascinating and effective educational program that practices full inclusion. Around the same time, I was fortunate enough to develop and build an awarding winning program called E-Soccer with the help of great friends and excellent coaches. These endeavors have left me with a continuing hunger to learn more about the possibilites of education, technology, and inclusion.

2 Comments

  1. David Traver

    Mr. Goldberg has succinctly addressed the inconvenient truth. Our best and most innovative plans are facing a daunting challenge to successfully provide our children the best possible education as a foundation for their future. The hostile environment in which we currently live is fueled by more than financial constraints. Therefore, we must harness all of our resources if we are going to be what our children need us to be. Our relationships, convictions and talents will all serve an invaluable role.

  2. F MacPhee

    Today’s parents face a growing challenge with respect to their child’s attitude to school and their education. A good rapport with the school and teacher is essential. Many find that numerous distractions hinder their attempts to have their children focus on school and school work. This lack of focus tends to lead to disruptive behavior, low grades and lack of motivation to do their best. At the earliest age, they need to develop good study habits and sound self discipline. This is attained by establishing a structured approach to their work so it becomes second nature to them.

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