Skip to comments.13 Things Your Child's Teacher Won't Tell You(look at THIS BS)!
Posted on 09/08/2010 9:35:24 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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When I was in college, there was a HS football team with twin OT’s named October and November, because they were born within minutes, but in the separate months.
Complaining about getting gifts. I know when my kids were little, they picked out the gifts themselves, and they picked things that they thought a teacher would like. I thought it was very sweet of them. I don’t really care if the teachers get tons of them; they should be appreciative of the fact that a little kids thinks that much of them to pick out a gift.
Then they compare their salary to a professional basketball player. That’s just a stupid comparison.
Also, they complain about kids not playing outside. Well, the reason my kids have not played outside after school is because they have always had too much homework. If they play outside first, then they are too tired to do their homework. When my kids were in elementary school, bedtime was 8. They would get home around 4:30 and just decompress for about half an hour. We had to eat by 6 in order to have time to get baths. Most of the time they spent from 5-6 doing homework. Now, in middle and high school they spend more than an hour. Only my high schooler is on the computer a lot, but considering he has over a 4.0 and does theater, I don’t care how much time he’s on the computer.
“Plenty of fresh engineers would LOVE to be making $51K, or working AT ALL.”
What engineer can’t get hired out of school?
PS Nice retort to the teacher, although I must note that many teachers seem to have arms long enough to:
1. Grab their monthly checks faster than a frog grabbing a passing bug.
2. Drag their knuckles as they slouch down the school halls.
My point is that teaching morality IS the job of mother and father and not that of the school or the teacher.
I have pulled my children out of what amounted to a gay and lesbian appreciation day at school.
I and several other parents made such a stink about President Obama’s speach last year that the school reversed itself and cancelled all related activities.
I have had my 3rd grader come home in tears because the allowance money that they spent on getting a special set of rainbow colored pencils was taken by the teacher and put in the class school supply chest so everyone could have a rainbow pencil.
These are actions that go far and above what teachers should be doing and I’m fed up with the schools focusing on everything else that amounts to propaganda and not teaching.
It depends what kind of engineer, but there are some that can't find any work - like mechanical engineering which is really depressed right now because of the lack of building and the downsizing of America's manufacturing base.
We just had a waiter who's going into his last year at Miami, who was telling us that most of his friends who graduated this past spring still haven't found any employment in their professional field.
People are naturally sympathetic to and cooperative with their child’s teacher. The teacher’s unions try to use those feelings to press their agenda, which does not have the best interests of the children at heart.
Never confuse an individual teacher with the union. The teacher may be an ally (if you are lucky), but the union is, and always will be, your enemy.
You sound like a very good teacher. :) As I mentioned in my other post, I wrote a letter to the editor of our weekly paper to thank my daughter's teacher for what she did. Teachers who care, as you do, make such a huge difference in a child's life.
My wife is a teacher. Thank God she doesn't get mugs and/or frames any more! Every year we ... for years ... we gave mugs to Goodwill or some other organization. A house only needs so many mugs. Receiving countless amounts of them is what's irritating. Nothing cynical about it.
Your second line is an excellent answer to the Obamnable lies being foisted off on us by the Lamestream media.
Since nothing gets built or mined without engineers, if the engineers can’t get work, obviously that is because those who make things or mine are not making or mining much.
LOL, good point. I guess I hadn't thought of that. :)
I told half of those things to my sister-in-law when her kid was 5, trying to convince her to take an active roll in her kids education. Now her kid is 26, never managed to hold down a job for more than six months, and is by and large the moron I told her he’d become if she left it all up to the schools.
That one, maybe I can give you. Still, a little more thought on the parents part wouldn't hurt.
Then they compare their salary to a professional basketball player. Thats just a stupid comparison.
No, it's a value comparison. What's stupid is that we've elevated professional sports "stars" to the level that they get paid $20 million. I know, free market and all, but it's obscene.
Well, the reason my kids have not played outside after school is because they have always had too much homework.
Kids don't play outside because 1) parents don't feel it's safe anymore and 2) they'd rather be inside with their televisions and game consoles.
I don't buy the too much homework part. Maybe in some cases. Certainly not all, or even most.
My wife teaches in elementary school, In the first year of the state tests she had the same complaint. Now she says she still hates the tests but she says that were it not for those tests many classrooms would be devoid of useful teaching. At least with the tests the teachers have to teach at least a little reading, writing, and arithmetic. For many it is only a little but it is something.
Yeah, mine would like to go play, but they are loaded up with so much homework, it makes it impossible some days. How about we do the work in school and the evenings are family time?!
Regarding testing: my brother-in-law teaches at a school where the annual turn-over in students is 90%. Most of the kids he has now will not be in his class in April. Most of the kids there in April will arrive in his class over the next 6 months. And his results are evaluated the same as someone who teaches in a stable setting, with kids there multiple years in a row.
My sister used to teach refugee kids. Most didn’t know English at the start of the year, and a big part of her job was teaching them to stand in line, no fighting, and basic English. And every April, her kids would be tested on standard tests - and she would be compared to classes across the state. In some cases, she just told the kid to mark all answers “A”, since the kid couldn’t read any of the questions.
Standardized tests have a role to play, but they are becoming the end all of teaching even though there aren’t many standard classes.
I just wrote the same thing about homework. There’s way too much of it.
Not sure what it's like where you live, but here the administration is the one calling the shots. Teachers follow the orders from them to teach for the stupid tests. They have little or no say in it. They get stressed out. The students get stressed out. The administration doesn't get it. They only want the money and status that comes with the high test scores. Idiots! If they would allow the teachers to really teach the students, they would KNOW the material for the tests.
And some of it is whining. Sound like a typical well-balanced employee to me.
How did those photo albums improve the kids’ academic skills? Could teacher have spent that time actually teaching the kids something useful, like multiplication facts? or grammar?
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