Dear Parents: Letters from the Teacher

December 4, 2020
Dear Parents: Letters from the Teacher

Written by Gabbie Stroud, author of the national bestsellerTeacher, Dear Parents is a passionate call toarms for all parents to understand their role as their children'slifelong teachers, showing how they can help their kids' educatorsand schools achieve the best outcomes for the next generation.So many Australian parents are buying the government line aboutstandardised testing of students through programs like NAPLAN andMy School, which make them think they are getting results becauseof rankings and comparisons. But they don't seem to realise thatthese new forms of assessment are actually negatively affecting ourkids' ability to gain the crucial life skills and appreciation forlearning that have been, and should be, the main aim ofteaching.In Dear Parents, a funny, heartfelt and impassionedseries of letters to the mothers, fathers and caregivers ofAustralia, Gabbie Stroud makes a plea to all parents to understandthe fundamental changes to the way their children are being taught,and the results of this process on the development of futuregenerations. She wants parents to recognise their responsibility astheir children's primary educators and to appreciate the lifelongbenefits that committed and dedicated school teachers can bring totheir kids.'A moving and inspiring journey through teaching and learningand all they can be. If you have a young person in your life, orknow somebody who does, please read this book.' - Morris Gleitzman,Australian Children's Laureate'Gabbie Stroud's Dear Parents is a crucial bridgebetween two important pillars in education - parents and teachers -but most importantly, it holds at its passionate heart the bestinterests of children. If you want to understand the way yourchildren are being educated in these challenging times, and whetherthe system is fit for purpose, you must read this funny,informative, and eye-opening book.' - Lucy Clark, author of thecritically acclaimed Beautiful Failures