So… you are a student and you got in trouble at school
you suspect your teacher will call home?
If you are a student keep reading below
If you are a parent please go directly to THIS POST
Last Minute Tips Before a Teacher Calls Home:
1. Usually teachers call home when they are very upset and they have already talked to you about the issue before. The easies way to stop a teacher from calling home is to change her plan and talk to her personally before she/he has called. It will be smart if YOU talk to the teacher first. NO ARGUMENTS will work with these situations. Be very polite and apologetic. Be willing to listen to no matter what your teacher will say. You know well what the problem is. Let that teacher let off steam (instead of doing it with your parent) Show her that you are responsible for your behavior and ask what you need to do. If a teacher sees that you are wiling to take responsibility for your actions first, then they are less willing to call home.
2. If the phone call home has already happened, don’t argue with your parents at home. Don’t try to blame the teacher or anyone else in order to get out of trouble. Simply explain the situation. Try to take responsibility for your own actions and let them know if there is anything you are worried that has nothing to do with you.
3. Most important-take that as a warning sign. Think what you need to do so that that same situation does not happen again. If you take responsibility to change your actions but you don’t do it, then the problem usually escalates and you don’t want to get to that place.