The Tightrope Walk

Tomorrow marks Parent Teacher Conferences. It won't be the first time I'm talking to most parents, but it may be the first serious discussion I have about my students' academic performance. It's a conversation I still haven't mastered. Last year I tried a much more honest and serious approach, but in hindsight I still sugarcoated the challenges ahead. I'm determined to be more straightforward this year, but it's easier said than done. Especially factoring in the language barrier. Still, I'm hoping to lay out the brutal truth this year and see where that gets me. I'll let you know how that goes.


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