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This vlog is for parents who:
- Are concerned about how quickly the school year is approaching, and
- Want to make sure they know what their child needs to do before school ends but,
- Aren’t convinced their child will reliably convey accurate details about what needs to be done.
Below is the template. Feel free to copy and personalize for your situation.
Hope this helps you help your child end the year on a better note. — Seth Perler
Subject: IMPORTANT – Child’s name
This is ____’s parents and we’re writing to get some clarity.
What do we need to know so we can support our child as the school year comes to an end?
We don’t want to be blindsided after it’s too late.
- Portal: We checked the portal, but is it up to date, or is there anything else we should know about? Are there any other places online we should be referencing?
- Past work: What should we be aware of? Are there any missing assignments, late work, 0s, or anything else that needs to be addressed?
- Current: What’s going on currently? What “should” my child be doing at home right now for your class?
- Upcoming: What upcoming papers, exams, projects or large reading assignments are coming up that we can be working on?
Feel free to send a quick response to this to get us pointed in the right direction.
Thanks for all you do for our child,
Mrs. and Mr. Blank
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Hey, good morning. It’s me. Such a sore throat., I hope you are doing great parents and teachers. This video really is more for parents with teachers. I be thrilled to hear if you want to come and blow and share with parents. Will you think of this video? And what advice do you have for them in? This is according to the topic parents of an executive order Colorado and what that means that I help struggling students figure out and navigate to school has been called school on what’s going on right now. Is it the end of the semester and if your student struggles with school and it’s the end of the semester the very end of the semester and you are a bit concerned about knowing whether or not what your child is telling you is in fact what they need to be telling you about what they need to be doing to end of school year on a note if you’re concerned about that information and how in its accuracy of this video is for you this video is about that. So yesterday I was speaking with my local families that it work. But then we’re talking about what your child should be doing to wrap up the school year. And the first thing that I wanted to convey the families that I’m working with locally right now is that they need clarity about that. They need Clarity. Will how do you get clarity? What will we typically do is we’ll ask her child. Hey, what do you need to be doing? Do you have any final exam just was beset for gabany vinyl projects coming up 17 hours or supposed to be reading you have any papers or supposed to be writing because at the end of the year, so if you’ve been watching my recent videos you you saw the one on pepper what’s going on with the end of the year at where students not only have current work to deal with but if your students I was with executive function there also dealing with makeup work late in complete zeros test corrections and things like that. So they’re doing it dealing with password current work. And then the upcoming work is huge. It is the end of the year stuff. But you also have spring fever coming where they are less motivated to do the work. They want to be done with school teachers want to be done with kids parents want to be done with school and everybody is Don everybody that at their wit’s end with all the stuff. So if your child struggles and you’re a parent in your concern that okay. Well, it seems like they have passing grades right now. But you know something to turn like that you don’t want to end up a week after school is out getting the grades and finding out all my God my child just failed four classes. Now, we got to get him signed up for summer school or retaking classes in the fall or figure out how to deal with the situation so you don’t want to be dealing with that. So what do you need? So again, I’m sucking my family is about what your child should be doing the rap of the end of the air. What you need is a parent is this clarity about these things but going to your child to ask them for the clarity. What do you need to be doing? What makeup work? You need to drink what kind of work do you need to be doing? What big things you have for the end of the year? Do you need to be doing are you going to be able to do that when you feel less motivated cuz it’s spring and you can’t rely on your child to give you a reliable answer. I’m what it what are you going to do? So here’s the one thing I want to recommend that you do. You need one thing one thing and that is clarity. You’re not going to get it from your kid just because they don’t have the executive function to do that. It’s not that they can’t it or is not that they not that they’re just not trying or they don’t care or they’re just being lazy or they’re just too motivated. We don’t we want to stay away from those Judge Judy judgements sort of Concepts that Shane them they do not most likely your child does not have the executive function the ability to manage all of the details of what they’re supposed to be doing right now. So if you cannot rely on your child to get that where you going to go you are going to get it from two main places first place is the portals which are not necessarily reliable. Either. You’re going to look at schoology. You’re going to look a Google Classroom. You’re going to look at Infinite Campus. You’re going to look at whatever your school uses and sometimes it’s very confusing because you might have one teacher uses Infinite Campus schoology and their own personal teacher website. Or they might use two or three different things and you might have a different teacher who uses different online portals so I can be very confusing to know where to go. This drives me nuts drives. The family is not to drive the kids not that’s really hard to get the clarity from the portals. But that’s the first place you want to go is look at the portal scour through the teacher sites and see what they’re communicating there. Then you have some teachers to communicate extraordinary. Well on online, they really make the expectations really clear. There’s no question. You can print PDFs up, you know exactly what’s going on when it’s due out to be done. You can help your kid when you have information like that, but then you have other teachers who are vague who don’t post regularly who don’t give you a clear idea of what the expectation is in then you can’t help your cabin and you end up in the situation that we’re trying to avoid where you can fail the class in in you feel like you you were caught off-guard and how did this even happen? So I know how the first thing you want to do to get clay. Freddy is to examine the portals thoroughly to get as much clarity as possible. And again, you can’t always necessarily the second way you want to get clarity is contacting the teachers be there directly in person or through email typically through email. What I’m going to explain to you here is what I would email the teachers and if your teacher watching this in the game you have advice for the parents on what to write on this, please I’ll leave a comment below telling leaving your wisdom of Ferrara for parents are so basically you want to email the teachers and say hey, what’s stop? Hope you’re doing well. Thanks for everything. You do. Look at the end of the year. Keep your email short bulleted Easy-to-Read teacher get tons of email make it easy for the teacher to respond to do not write them a book. Okay. Hey, what’s up? We’re trying to get clarity. We don’t want to be blindsided remind me this email because we don’t want to be at be blindsided. We want to know exactly what’s going on. So, could you please give us Clarity? Here’s the clarity we need. One we need Clarity on password. Are there any missing is in complete zeros late work test corrections or anything that we should be aware of too. We need Clarity on current work looks like this is what you guys are doing. This is what the portal says. Is this true. Are we on target here or not? If not, what do we need to know about Kern what’s going on currently three? What about upcoming work pepper? Are there any papers exams projects or large reading signs that my child should be working on because with your kids if you can start with executive function your kid is the type of guy do the night before the giant thing is do that. They’ve had six weeks to work on they say Mom Dad. Guess what? I have a giant ten page paper due tomorrow. I haven’t started so you want to know about those end-of-the-year long-term projects or long-term things that might be coming up, you know, if it’s exam you want to know is there a study guide and so on and so forth, but now you don’t have to get that detailed on this email you but in this email you going to be like what’s going on with that stuff done with the current step what’s going on with you have to come and see what the question is. The number one question to ask in this email for clarity is what do we need to know? So we’re not blindsided after it’s too late. Meanwhile, I will put a a template on my In the YouTube description and on my blog posts at the perler.com that you can literally cut and paste in the modify for your situation, but it’s a template that will help teachers if you have any advice for parents with the with the template and how they should phrase things are ask things in order to get the best responses from teachers, please add that in so anyhow parents again. Just believe your child when you’re done if you are concerned and your child says leave me alone, Mom and Dad. I’ve got this. Why don’t you trust me? I know what’s going on. I promise I swear I talk to the teacher about this. I swear I turned it in. I swear the teacher just hasn’t updated the portal yet. Yes. I’m fine. I’ve got this trust me. If they’re saying that but there’s something inside you that’s when I don’t know you need to listen to that better. Be safe than sorry get the clarity for yourself and figure out what’s actually going on if they were if they were right if your kid was right awesome reward the heck out of my mess fantastic. That’s what we want. But if they weren’t and you can avoid massive consequences on this and not an enabling way, but in the support of way, you could that you can avoid the consequences then that’s really good to hear that you want to feel like you’re empowering your kid, you’re giving them clear expectations. You’re giving them the support they need and all that. Anyhow, again, my name is Seth. What’s up, bro., Boulder Colorado if you haven’t signed up for my blog or subscribed on the YouTube channel check them out. And if you like what I’m doing, please share this video of somebody that I might help right now that supports me and you can help somebody out with his video taken. I thought you said