Siegelife Posted February 4, 2005 Report Share Posted February 4, 2005 You probably already know the situations that my dd and I have been facing here lately. Well, things have begun to change at her school now. I don't know what to quite make of it yet. Just enjoying the fact that maybe they're just making a change for the better. Since the initial thinking that we were going to change schools they have moved dd up to the next level. She has only done two classes so far but really enjoyed them. Now, suddenly on the bulletin board they had a note posted about if you wanted to know about your dd/ds's progress to write a note and leave it at the front desk and their teacher would call you. They stated like it was the perfect opportunity being the middle of the year. Now, this school hasn't done any type of evaluation and has left parents (at least myself) in the dark for two years outside of telling me she was being moved up to the next level. So, at this point it doesn't matter if the whole thing was stemmed from hearing about my dd possibly leaving, or just a student possibly leaving or whatever else they may have heard. Maybe it is only coincidence!!!! However, I am wondering what role a dance teacher should be expected to play. Should they be active in letting you know if maybe your dd/ds should be persuing their other talents and just enjoying dance as an activity? Should they let you know if they feel that your dd/ds is getting their hopes up in the wrong field or be honest and let them know they may be better in a different form of dance? Should they be the ones confronting the students about persuing SI's etc to further themselves? Should they be recommending SI's or performances that they think a student would benefit from? Honestly, I didn't know about the SI world until I found this site. My dd went to her schools' two week SI last year for the first time. However, I had no idea about even going out of state etc. for the future. So, would I expect a teacher to offer this advice or is this something we must learn on our own? Quote Link to comment
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