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By Rebecca Teti


Fridays: Education

(Join each day’s Coffee Talk discussion: Mon: Parenting; Tues: Open Forum; Wed: NFP; Thu: Marriage; Fri: Education; Sat/Sun: Changing Roles)

Whether your children attend school or are homeschooled, this is the spot to ask questions about curricula, religious education, parent-teacher relationships, or academic concerns of any kind.

Please join us!

Rebecca Teti

Comments

  • I'm a day late for the education topic, but I wanted to share a link for a very good article about public education: http://catholicexchange.com/the-pagans-are-happy-to-socialize-your-children/ As a mother who is going to send my son to public 1/2 day kindergarten this fall, I did not find this article offensive or judgmental. The author is not criticizing parents who send their kids to public school (or private/Catholic school for that matter), nor is he saying that homeschooling is the only way to go. He's just pointing out the very real considerations. I have to admit that I found some of it scary, but again, I did not find it to be offensive at all.

    Posted on Jun 29th, 2013 at 6:36 PM by Claire S

  • For any of you teach Faith Formation. How do you handle parents who are always late picking up their kids? Class time is between masses so sometimes teachers are not able to attend mass and class ends ten minutes before mass. We do speak to the parents. But they just don't seam to get it. Please any help

    Posted on Jun 30th, 2013 at 12:30 PM by Cece6

  • For any of you teach Faith Formation. How do you handle parents who are always late picking up their kids? Class time is between masses so sometimes teachers are not able to attend mass and class ends ten minutes before mass. We do speak to the parents. But they just don't seam to get it. Please any help

    Posted on Jun 30th, 2013 at 12:30 PM by Cece6

  • If the classes are on the church grounds then maybe you could take them with you to Mass and the parents can find them there. Especially better is you sit up front. This way you can show them that you are still watching the kids but that Mass is extremely important to you and not something you will miss. So, tell them that if you are no longer in the classroom-you are in the church for Mass and they can pick them up there. Maybe they'll get the hint.

    Posted on Jun 30th, 2013 at 1:20 PM by Nadine