Parent-Teacher Association


YaYa Marin Coleman raised concerns about St. Martin Primary 2

Originally Posted By Rifqa on Jun 20, 2013 in Belize Unboxed From: YaYa Marin Coleman     Wed, Sep 05, 2012 at 11:52 AM To: Office of the Ombudsman, Belize The Letter from the Ombudsman Greetings, On August 15, 2012 I received a letter from the Office of the Ombudsman regarding a complaint that I lodged about the Education Board’s failure to act. Enclosed in the envelope was a letter from Sister Barbara Flores, General Manager of Catholic Public Schools, in which she responded to a meeting that the President of St Martins De Porres PTA, Andrea O’Connor and I had […]


Common Misconceptions of Education 7

By Gustavo A. Ramirez, Guidance Counselor / Education Consultant Previously, we discussed the issue of parents and guardians who seem neglectful and show very little, if any, interest in their children’s day-to-day work, or lack of work, at school.  However, I made it clear that there’s nothing to be gained when educators or PTA parents point fingers at students’ parents who do not regularly participate in school activities, or communicate regularly with teachers, or attend school and PTA meetings.  We do not help students to learn by judging their parents or by comparing one parent to another.  How, then, do […]


Wake Up And Smell The Coffee — Again! 14

By Gustavo A. Ramirez, Guidance Counselor / Education Consultant This week’s article focuses on an issue that I have been asked many times before to address.  Since 1978 I have worked as a professional educator, both as teacher and guidance counselor, in high schools and classrooms throughout Belize and in the United States.  Working alongside students, fellow educators, and many concerned and hard-working parents in Parent Teacher Associations, I have tried repeatedly to address this situation that continues to baffle many teachers.  The issue I refer to affects both students and educators every single day, and is a frustrating classroom […]