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Teachers and what we hate about you! UPDATE

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

Ok, perhaps hate is too strong a word. I will forfeit hate, and, replace with (strongly) dislike about parents.

Our job is to teach your children, according to the curriculum given for the grade being taught.

We aim to target all the different exceptionalities as much as possible. That is, the good teachers will try their utmost to do this.

What we hope parents will do to help their children is do the follow up at home. Read with them. Go through the homework with them. This will help kids to process and retain what they learned in school. If they do this regularly, even if they forgot about a test one day, they would still do great! Don't teach them to only study for tests...that isn't enough. Encourage them to be lifelong learners, by giving a damn about their education. Teachers can only do their part...parents need to help too!

Update: if all you took away from this is that I didn't give you a 1 to 10 detailing what I dislike about parents, you are completely missing the point. Read between the lines. The title is supposed to catch your attention! 

Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 18, 2013 at 8:53 PM
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chickensmommy
by Silver Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:26 PM
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No, we consider it work. Actually, I consider it to be bullshit.


Quoting Anonymous:

You don't consider reading, arts and crafts, and playing games FAMILY TIME?



Quoting chickensmommy:

My Dd is in kindegarten. Her teacher expects us to do homework, cut out game pieces and play games, do specific arts and crafts and read every night. I resent her. It cuts into our family time and Dd is exhausted by 730. It is too much for a five year old.

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two4one
by Gold Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:31 PM
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I am also a teacher and couldn't agree more. It is very easy to tell which students get support at home and which do not. Plus, the kids tell you if they did an assignment that doesn't have an actual paper to check (like reading a book each each night, or study sight words). What drives me even crazier is when I go out of my way to create and send home extra work for a child to help them succeed and the parent doesn't bother doing it, even when they are the one that requested it!

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:31 PM
He reads all the time. He reads two grade levels ahead. I ask all the time what is being taught. She does not send homework or anything like that home. And yes, all students are being taught to perform well on standardized tests. That's not news.


Quoting Anonymous:

Sure you can, you just think you can't.

Reading is a follow up to any school work. They learn sentence structure, vocabulary, syntax etc. your job is to stay on the ball and ASK what is being taught so you can follow up.

Yes, teachers must be trying to sabotage their students so of course they want them to only study for tests.

Quoting Anonymous:

I can't do follow up work at home as he never has any homework or brings anything home. Teachers are the ones who are teaching kids to only study for tests. Most normal parents give a damn about their kid's education.



Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:34 PM
I agree about the outline. I have to fight tooth and nail to get an update on what my kid is learning, and what I should be reinforcing.


Quoting happy2bmom25:

What frustrates me about teachers:

_when they dont give parents at least an outline of what is going on at school, so reinforcement is a possibility

_when they are not prepared to teach new math, and present it incorrectly.

_when they dont respond to emails within 24 hours.

_they work 3/4 time for full time pay

_when they blame parents when they fail

_when they dont tell me someone hit my kid

I have many more


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:35 PM
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Sad. Showing that negative attitude to your child will help in her hatred towards school.

Quoting chickensmommy:

No, we consider it work. Actually, I consider it to be bullshit.




Quoting Anonymous:

You don't consider reading, arts and crafts, and playing games FAMILY TIME?





Quoting chickensmommy:

My Dd is in kindegarten. Her teacher expects us to do homework, cut out game pieces and play games, do specific arts and crafts and read every night. I resent her. It cuts into our family time and Dd is exhausted by 730. It is too much for a five year old.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:36 PM
Lol. Don't teach them only to study for tests. That's hilarious.
two4one
by Gold Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:36 PM
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Quoting happy2bmom25:

What frustrates me about teachers:
_when they dont give parents at least an outline of what is going on at school, so reinforcement is a possibility If there are worksheets that they did during the day, or homework coming home, that IS what they are doing in school.
_when they are not prepared to teach new math, and present it incorrectly. Math prblems can be solved many ways. As long as the child can solve it, what's the problem? No seriously, are they not allowed to solve it a certain way? I let me kids use any method that works for them.
_when they dont respond to emails within 24 hours . I am usually very good about getting back to a parent in a matter of hours, but sometimes I don't get an pportunity to get on the computer. I do have a life outside of work.

_they work 3/4 time for full time pay No, I work from September to June and that's what I get paid for. If I want money in July and August I need to work.
_when they blame parents when they fail  Yes, some teachers do suck. But if the majority of the class passes and two or three children fail, how is that the teacher's fault?
_when they dont tell me someone hit my kid If a child is purposely hit, then yes the parent should be informed. Many times though a child says they were hit, when it was accidental contact. At least that is how my first graders are. They will tell me someone spit on them and after investigating, it's spit that flew out as another child was talking.


 

 Peyton and Mackenzie~11/22/04




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two4one
by Gold Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:38 PM

 I think what she means is cramming the night before.


Quoting Anonymous:

Lol. Don't teach them only to study for tests. That's hilarious.


 

 Peyton and Mackenzie~11/22/04




Do Not Breed or Buy Labels





momtolittleg
by Platinum Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:38 PM
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Amen!

I hate that I send graded work home every week and there's always one parent who acts completely flabbergasted that their child got a poor report card grade. Do you LOOK at all that stuff I send home? Or help with homework to know that your kid seriously isn't understanding 2 digit subtraction?

keriley1
by Silver Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:39 PM
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I am not a teacher, but I agree. No amount of school will matter if the parents don't give a crap and send the message to the kids that education doesn't matter.

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