Different Teachers, Different Approaches
A few points about teachers were discussed:
1. The PC commented that different teachers have very different teaching approaches. For example, some children have enough homework, some never have homework; some receive a lot of teaching information or pictures from Seesaw and Classdojo, while some only get the weekly newsletter.
2. Some students do not get feedback from teachers after their homework is submitted. The PC feels it is necessary for the teacher to mark students’ homework or give comments.
3. A few parents gave feedback that in the middle of the term, if they check with teachers whether their child is doing okay, the teacher always answers that everything is fine. However, when they get the term reports, results show their kids are not actually doing well. Therefore, parents hope teachers can be more direct and work together with parents to help students.
4. Based on the above experiences, the PC commented that the school should have a standard teaching approach to minimize the differences between different teachers. And in terms of homework, the PC suggests that besides the standard mandatory homework issued, teachers could give some optional homework for children that like to do more.
6. The PC also suggests class teachers give out one reward certificate weekly for those kids that perform well or have the best progress in a certain area, which the PC thinks will be very encouraging, especially for the younger children.
Mr Richard appreciates all the honest feedback, and said he would discuss with his team on how to improve on the above.