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Letters from the Teacher - Your Children, Their Education, and How You Can Help

by Gabbie Stroud

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 04/02/2020

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In this funny, heartfelt and passionate call to arms, Gabbie Stroud makes a plea to all parents to understand their roles as their children's lifelong teachers and show how they can best help their kids' teachers and schools achieve the best results for the next generation of leaders.

So many parents are buying the government line about standardised testing of students and programs like NAPLAN and MySchool, which somehow satisfy the 'consumer' in many people as they think they are getting results because of ranking and comparisons. But what these parents don't seem to realise is what those new ways of assessing students' skills are actually doing to their kids' ability to learn the crucial life skills and appreciation for learning that has thus far been the primary aim of teaching.

In this funny, heartfelt and passionate series of letters to the Mothers and Fathers of Australia, Gabbie Stroud makes a plea to all parents to understand the fundamental changes to the way their children are being taught, and the results of such a process on the development of future generations. She wants parents to understand their responsibility as primary educators and to appreciate the benefits to their kids of the life-long benefits that committed and dedicated teachers can bring to them.

ISBN:
9781760875268
9781760875268
Category:
Memoirs
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
04-02-2020
Publisher:
ALLEN & UNWIN
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
368
Dimensions (mm):
234x153mm
Weight:
0.48kg
Gabbie Stroud

Gabrielle Stroud was a primary school teacher from 1999 to 2015. Now a freelance writer, her debut novel, Measuring Up, was published by Scribe in 2009.

She is currently at work on her next novel. Her book Teacher: One Woman's Struggle to Keep the Heart in Teaching has sparked debate all over the country and made her the hero of teachers everywhere.

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  • Dear Parents

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    A must read for all who teach and all parents. Gabbie "gets" what it is to be a teacher. A wonderful insightful read.