I don't really know what to expect and I have to admit that I am a little bit nervous.
Will she behave like my student in my classroom or like my daughter? Do I have to worry about her throwing a dramatic tantrum in the middle of my art room like she often does at home before bedtime? Will I treat her differently than the other students? What will she call me-- Mama, Mrs. Fox, Mrs. Mama???
This is unchartered territory for me, and a topic that I know others have opinions about. Do you think it is okay to teach your own child in a traditional school setting?
As a homeroom teacher, I imagine that having your own child in class could lead to problems with establishing a clear teacher-student relationship, concerns of favoritism, and even behavior issues. Given the option of teaching my own child as a homeroom teacher, I'd lean toward declining (although there is a part of me as a mom that would cherish the opportunity to spend more waking hours with my child each day and to get to know her learning style more intimately).
I think that having your own child in class as a specialist teacher is the best of both worlds. You get to spend more time with your child & you get a unique peek into your child's school life, but you don't work with him or her all day. Something tells me that I am going to enjoy my new role as Mrs. Mama, but I'll have to wait 'one more sleep' to find out!
|Mrs. Mama and her baby drawn by my 'favorite' student : )|