What to do about the parents who insist we should make up lessons anyway, even though our clearly stated policies, which they agreed to at the beginning, say otherwise?
There has been a lot of discussion about this lately. Some teachers give these parents an article (complete with an awful grammatical mistake which isn’t going to help our credibility) on how it’s unreasonable economically to expect teachers to make up lost lessons. This is fine if you’re talking to economists and business people. Or is it really?
What you don’t hear about is why it’s a good idea to make up lost lessons whenever possible. So while I recognize the myriad reasons why we should stick to our guns, er, the terms and conditions we pass out to our clients or put on our websites, I’m going to play the devil’s advocate and argue the other side.
There are lots of reasons I can cite why you should do everything in your power to make-up lost lessons, but the most important one is: