If we perceive we need to talk to you about a serious, or a potential embarrassing situation, we will do our best to ask you to wait until the other students have left before talking to you, but please keep in mind, that something you may think is serious, we may not view in the same way. Please give our teachers the benefit of the doubt, that we are on your side, and want the best for your children, and don’t want to embarrass anyone! A lot of times I like to have the student there, so they are involved in the conversation about how their day went. This tends to be a very productive way of teaching behavior modification, plus, it’s great to hear if you had wonderful behavior!
Also, as I (Sandy) try my best to keep my voice low, I have a loud voice that carries. It carries a lot, and I have been told you can hear it clearly throughout the building. I’ve taught preschool for 16 years and the loud voice is a blessing when instructing in the classroom. Plus, I can’t hear very well anymore, again which tends to my loudness! (If you see me around town, and say hi, but I do not respond, please don’t be offended, because I probably couldn’t hear you!) So, yes, there is a good chance that anything I say to you in the hallway could be overheard by others.
While I personally think the feedback is helpful, and constructive, you may not. I also find that our preschool families are so supportive, that they are not going to judge you by what is said. We have all been there. Our children have had super days, and not such great days. However, please let us know if you do not want us to give you feedback after dismissal. Really, let us know, we can’t read your mind! We really try our best to support our parents and families in the best way we know how, and we need to know what fits best with you.