We met Marie-Josée Douville who shares with us her perspective as a mother faced with changes in teaching and assessment practices in her daughter's Secondary II class at Séminaire Saint-François.
Text by Alexane St-Amant Ringuette
In Frédéric Côté's mathematics class, the students have experienced a major shift in terms of assessment: numerical marks have been replaced by an assessment of skills and greater emphasis has been placed on self-assessment. When the new learning methods that would be put forward were presented to parents at the start of the year, Marie-Josée was curious to see how these changes would materialize in the classroom.
In this interview, our guest explains that as a parent, it is normal to have fears about novelty; however, good communication with teachers at the start of the process and during each of the important stages helps to establish a relationship of trust and promote student success.
Learn to manage change independently
Marie-Josée also emphasizes that the new teaching practices have favored, among other things, the development of her daughter's autonomy and adaptability. She encourages parents to support their children in managing change because they will be exposed to new ways of doing things throughout their lives.
We invite you to listen to this interview to discover how parents can team up with teachers and support their children in their learning.