In his “Virtual classroom inspires” guest opinion, Michael Burke wrote “whether a student is struggling or excelling, I am always in constant communication with my students and their families. There’s no need to wait for a parent/student/teacher conference as I am never more than a phone call, email or online class away.” As a “traditional” public school teacher, I found amusing the implication that I only talk to my students’ parents once per year at conferences. Believe it or not, I too am just a phone call or email away. Parents even stop in to see me in person whenever they want.
Karen Palazzolo, Boise