TEXAS, USA: To Request or Not to Request

TEXAS, USA: To Request or Not to Request

IMG_5245edSchool will be starting for my children this week, and for many children this new routine and the new teachers can lead to much anxiety.  Not only are the children feeling some of this anxiety but many parents are as well.

This past week, the teachers for my son and daughter called over the phone to introduce themselves before “meet the teacher” night.  That same afternoon, a neighbor of mine called me to ask if I had received a phone call from my daughter’s teacher yet.  I hadn’t at that time, and I could tell there was panic in my neighbor’s voice.  She told me that she was very worried and upset that her son’s teacher this year was a “first year” teacher.  She had been a teacher (and so had I), and we both know that the first year teachers do struggle a bit.  But, in my opinion, the first year teachers bring with them the fresh ideas and new approaches to the classroom. I do understand her concern and could totally relate to her anxiety. (more…)

Meredith (USA)

Meredith finds it difficult to tell anyone where she is from exactly! She grew up in several states, but mainly Illinois. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana which is also where she met her husband. She taught kindergarten for seven years before she adopted her son from Guatemala and then gave birth to her daughter two years leter. She moved to Lagos, Nigeria with her husband and two children in July 2009 for her husband's work. She and her family moved back to the U.S.this summer(August 2012) and are adjusting to life back in the U.S. You can read more about her life in Lagos and her adjustment to being back on her blog: We Found Happiness.

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