Hayim

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"Teachers get to know kids really well between the hours of nine and three. But there’s this whole world of information that we don’t have access to, which comes from families. If we’re working in the child’s best interest, then the more information we have, the better that work is, the more efficient that work is, the more thoughtful that work is. I’ve had parents tell me they heard something from their child at home -- a good thing or bad, but they haven’t shared it with the teacher because they didn’t want to disturb them -- they're too busy. That’s a very thoughtful sentiment, but totally misguided. The more information we have, the more we can work with your child and the more we can be in dialogue with you. There’s more work our school can do to make that communication happen organically, and I think it’s repeating at every opportunity: You’re not putting us out by telling us about the little things. And when you tell us about the little things, it keeps them from becoming big things.”
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— Hayim Wolf, Dean of Students