Communicating in a Tech Savvy World

“Perhaps your child has mentally checked out.” I typed it, sent it—and later regretted it.

The end of the school year was approaching. Some of my “A” student’s grades were slipping. I wasn’t alarmed; it was a normal occurrence. Parents and grandparents, however, were worried. So I sent a mass email suggesting a few reasons for the current situation. One of which was the possibility of mental checkout. It was a tongue-in-cheek expression meaning to lose focus. I even commented that we teachers were facing an identical challenge. The majority of the parents understood my expression. One, though, requested a conference. A face-to-face meeting quickly cleared up the confusion. My words were not chosen carefully.

More information:http://www.christian.org/devotionals/communicating-tech-savvy-world

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