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  • Dear Parents

  • Letters from The Teacher - Your Children, Their Education, and How You Can Help
  • By: Gabbie Stroud
  • Narrated by: Jo Van Es
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Education & Learning, Education
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Written by Gabbie Stroud, author of the national best seller Teacher, Dear Parents is a passionate call to arms for all parents to understand their role as their children’s lifelong teachers, showing how they can help their kids’ educators and schools achieve the best outcomes for the next generation. 

So many Australian parents are buying the government line about standardised testing of students through programs like NAPLAN and My School, which make them think they are getting results because of rankings and comparisons. But they don’t seem to realise that these new forms of assessment are actually negatively affecting our kids’ ability to gain the crucial life skills and appreciation for learning that have been, and should be, the main aim of teaching.

In Dear Parents, a funny, heartfelt and impassioned series of letters to the mothers, fathers and caregivers of Australia, Gabbie Stroud makes a plea to all parents to understand the fundamental changes to the way their children are being taught, and the results of this process on the development of future generations. She wants parents to recognise their responsibility as their children’s primary educators and to appreciate the lifelong benefits that committed and dedicated school teachers can bring to their kids.

©2020 Gabbie Stroud (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd

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A must read

I’m a teacher too, and this book is such a brilliant reflection on my days. I’d love all parents and partners to read this book!!! Fantastic :)

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Loved it!

I learned so much about parenting and teaching from this book. I highly recommend it. It gave me a great insight into the education system and the role of teachers.

I especially loved hearing about the progression of the students throughout the year.

I felt a real connection to Gabbie and I hope when my kids reach school age that are lucky enough to have a dedicated teacher like Gabbie.

I am definitely a better parent from listening to this book.

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A true insight to teaching. Great book.

Loved this book. It's well written and a true insight to what teacher have to deal with on a daily bases.
Thankyou Gabbie.

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A must for all parents & teachers

This book is incredible. It's honest and raw. It is a true fly on the wall snap insight into what our teachers do and experience. I hope parents can read this and understand so they can help teachers and their children. I hope teachers can hear this and find comfort that they are not alone like I did. Thank you Gabbie ♡ you are my hero.

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wowzas

I listen to this book in like 2 days. and I think it's a 9 hour long book. it made me mad in some points but not because of the writing all the teacher but about the parents in the schools. grrrr. a very great insight into teaching in Australia and how I could never ever ever ever ever be a teacher.

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  • 03-06-2021

Distressing

Could not finish reading this it was so hurtful to read and to think someone could openly express such views of disgust towards a child with no compassion or care for his circumstances. Its a true side of teaching but its written like its nothing, like that's acceptable. I have heard the author changes her views later in the story but it was horrific to read the beginning. Couldn't care less what happened to this teacher/ author

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  • 21-02-2020

Wanna be a teacher? Read this first.

This is an excellent book, and worth at least a year’s worth of a Uni education degree in terms of insights into teaching & lessons in reality. Buy this, learn this, and tell others about this.

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