19 Things Teachers Want Parents to Stop Doing During the Coronavirus


With schools and many workplaces closed across the country for the forseeable, kids and parents are not only spending a whole lot of time together, they are also trying to figure out how to keep the schooling going. Teachers everywhere are grappling with the new reality, and doing their best facilitate the new homeschool situations. Buzzfeed put together this list of 19 things teachers would like parents and students to stop doing, and here are 10 of them (you can see the full list at the link https://www.buzzfeed.com/stephenlaconte/teachers-coronavirus-remote-learning-tips-for-parents?origin=web-hf):

  1. Don't expect teachers to have all the answers right now.
  2. Don't complain about the amount of work being assigned.
  3. Don't forget that teachers have more on their plate right now than just, well, teaching.
  4. Don't expect a 100 percent perfect education right now.
  5. But on the other hand, don't give up on education either.
  6. Don't call or text teachers outside of their dedicated hours.
  7. Don't imply that teachers should give up their paychecks just because the schools are closed.
  8. And if you're a parent, don't imply that YOU should get a cut of the teacher's paycheck just because you're home with your kid.
  9. And while we're on the money topic, don't assume your teacher has financial security right now.
  10. Don't ask the teacher to repeat instructions that have already been posted somewhere or emailed to you.