Answer by gottalovemal at 6:01 PM on Jan. 22, 2009
Answer by gottalovemal at 6:02 PM on Jan. 22, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 6:24 PM on Jan. 22, 2009
It is like any other profession: there are good ones and not so good ones to really really bad ones. I have had the pleasure of working with wonderful teachers and also the distinct displeasure of working with some who were just flat out crazy. But they are constricted to doing what the administration says they need to do. I have seen first hand how a teacher is limited by what is dictated to them to do - good or bad. So when looking at my child's education I look at the school as a whole, try to have a good relationship and good communication with my son's teachers, and stay involved. Good ones and not so good ones are bound to come along. But that is my perception, it may not be what is reality. Unless a teacher was flat out abusive then I will remain polite.
Answer by frogdawg at 6:42 PM on Jan. 22, 2009
I have 4 kids ranging in age from 14 to 6. We have had our share of horrible teachers, but there are some really great teachers out there too! My dd's 1st grade teacher this year is awesome. For 2 years I've questioned her reading readiness and asked the teachers over and over how she was doing. I was assured she was fine even though what I saw at home said otherwise. Anyway, she's at another school this year and during conferences in Oct the teacher expressed concern that she was testing only at a preschool level in reading and math. So now we're working on an IEP for her. But the poor thing has been struggling and I've tired to help, but I had no resources until now. I was so relieved. Some teachers are just there for a paycheck (then get another job- sheesh) but many are really concerned about their students and will do everything they can to help them.
Answer by anime_mom619 at 7:12 PM on Jan. 22, 2009
But when you have that kind of experience and then add to that the weird stories about the things teachers around the country are doing, it kind of makes you wonder about teachers in general. I think it makes you a little cautious when you start the school year with a new teacher. Until you get to know them at least.
Answer by thundernlight at 7:28 PM on Jan. 22, 2009
Answer by StephanieLtd at 8:08 PM on Jan. 22, 2009