A Secret About Teachers Every Student Should Know February 28, 2017 07:01

I have severn secrets about teachers that every student should know to maximize their performance.

Today's Secret #1: Teachers are Not Mind Readers. 

Teachers don't know what their students don't know unless the students tell them what they don't know. It may look like a student is understanding instruction when they could be thinking about what they are going to do during break or what a friend texted them just before they entered the classroom.  

Teachers want to know what students don't understand, but it is unfair to expect them to be good at guessing what their students are thinking.  

Teachers, therefore, rely heavily on the questions students ask. 

If your children come home with questions about homework, encourage them to get in the habit of asking for clarification during instruction. This will help them develop a better relationship with their teachers, while giving important feedback to their teachers.