Do they really care to hear about the arguments that go on when I question my children on what they have done based on the lack of information that comes home from school. Today my son worked on a diorama for language day, however, there is no rubric for any of the projects listed on the paper. So how the heck is he suppose to know what is acceptable if no one gives him any guidelines?
Unfortunately, I work at the same school and I know that there isn't any rubric. If I were to say something, I would just get shot down. So in the war of words between parent and child, who is the one who loses out in the end? The child, the student, the young person who needs adults to set the expectations and to raise the bar. Meanwhile, at home, we are trying to get my son to do more and he doesn't think he has to, because no one else in authority ( teachers, school) has given him the correct set of instructions.
I am so tired of dealing with these teachers who think they know how to communicate to students and then complain when they don't get quality work or complete work. When you give an assignment, would it kill you to write it down on the board so all students have the same information? Don't lie to me in front of your Dean to make yourself look good when I give examples, because in the end, you are hurting the students you are suppose to be teaching. Don't assume that students are mind readers and know what you want.
Someday, these teachers will be parents helping their own children understand teacher requirements, and maybe then they will have the appreciation for well thought out projects that include rubrics. I thank and worship the very few at my school who do this now. This would be one of the very many reasons I have for not returning to this school next year.