Article: Things Your Child's Teacher Won't Tell You

Yahoo posted a brief list recently of 19 things your child’s teacher won’t tell you.

Reader’s Digest as a similar list. Both are worth the quick read.

Here are a five to give you an idea:

  • The truth is simple: Your kid will lie to get out of trouble.
  • Encourage your child to keep reading. That’s key to success in the classroom at any age.
  • We spend money out of our own pockets to buy things our students need, such as school supplies and even shoes.
  • We take on the role of mother, father, psychologist, friend, and adviser every day. Plus, we’re watching for learning disabilities, issues at home, peer pressure, drug abuse, and bullying.
  • Kids dish on your secrets all the time—money, religion, politics, even Dad’s vasectomy.

In my community group thru church we have several teachers. And our church is champion this mission; “We want to be the presence of Christ in every neighborhood, school and apartment in the city of San Antonio.” This list gives me a few insights in how to serve these teachers and interact with these schools.

But it also got me thinking about something else I was thinking about this morning. Has anyone ever told you, “I think everyone should work in a fast food restaurant” or “I think everyone at one point in their life should work in retail?” Really? Do I really have to quit my job and work at McDonald’s to learn these essential nuggets of insight (haha…see what I did there)? Or rather, couldn’t we just learn to communicate what it is we are learning?


What would I want to tell people about my profession (or hobby or whatever it is you do) but don’t? I’m going to have to think on this for a day or two.

What about you? What would you want me to tell me from your perspective?