They, however, can be more effective if they consider or focus on things that are sometimes overlooked by many in performing their regular job of educating the students. There are things they need to do and things they need not to do in the classroom or in campus to be effective educators.
So how did I get here? This writing journey began about 20 years ago when Don Feigel, the editor of an amateur radio newsletter, asked if I could contribute some articles. I’m a professional electronics technician, so I was interested in the tech side, but the pieces quickly devolved into comedy. I found a character, earnest but not overly bright, who may not be far removed from my own. It’s been a merry downhill run ever since.
You may also want to have several different saving accounts for your children. I only have one daughter right now, and she has three savings accounts. One was opened by me and the two others were opened by her grandparents. The money will be hers once she goes to College. I don’t even plan to tell her about the accounts until she has a real need to use any of them. If she won’t know what’s in there, she will be less likely to beg me for things that she doesn’t need. I remember when I was a teenager and there were so many things I was dying to have. Now, I wish I had saved that money towards my college Employment.
Has this ever happened to you? You’ve paid someone to prepare your tax returns and when the returns print and you go to sign the second page as the taxpayer, the preparer line reads “self-prepared.” If you see this and you have paid someone to prepare the return, don’t sign it and seek the help of a professional that will prepare, include a PTIN and sign the return.
. Don’t play favorites. Teacher’s pet? It has no room in the classroom. The moment you start playing favorites, students will lose their respect for you. They should be treated equally and served equally. Don’t spend more time with a student at the expense of others. Give everybody equal opportunity to be served by you. Equal attention is the word!
You’re at it consider whether or not what you want for him is what he wants for himself. Don’t waste your time trying to control someone’s elses career goals. You may find what you’re really unhappy about is your lack of success rather than his lack of ambition. When he sees you trying hard to make your dreams come true he may find himself inspired.
You can find scholarship opportunities specifically for moms, dads, working adults and more. They are simple to apply for and no essay is required. If fact, the only requirement is that you need to be attending, or planning to attend, college. Most have an easy one page application for your personal contact information and chosen field of study.
The fact is, parents are already involved in parent taught drivers education. In fact, most every state now requires that mom or dad supervise their new teen driver for anywhere from six months to a year. Why? Because they know that they sure didn’t get everything they needed from a driver education course at school. So it’s up to you, you either choose to be part of the problem…or part of the solution.