Last night we had an Open House night where parents could visit their students’ classrooms and talk to their teachers.
I’ve been to two of these now and I like coming to these things. For one thing, not many parents show up, so it’s a good time to tidy up around the room and get stuff done.
Open House night is also good for my ego. At our school, it tends to be the involved parents who come to these events and there is a high correlation between involved parents and students who are doing well. These parents say nice things–it’s nice to feel appreciated. One parent told me “You’re a beautiful person.” Another told me I’m a talented teacher. I hope this fuel will last me until the end of the year.