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davsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 02:29 PM
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29. Lazy or lousy teachers with no medical degree.
Edited on Fri Mar-17-06 02:30 PM by davsand
My kid had a conflict with her first grade teacher a couple of years ago. Frankly, I also had a conflict with that teacher. She was just EVIL to those kids. Out of fourteen kids in that classroom I know of at least SIX that were scared to death of that woman and the parents had all been in multiple times to discuss the problems with that teacher.

Mu husband and I both (together) met with that teacher three different times to try and get to a resolution and the negative behaviors escalated every time. We tried to stay positive, but none of it helped. The third trip in I told the teacher that my kid was afraid of her and afraid to come to school and that was simply unacceptable. At that point the teacher launched into a long discussion about how "un-educable" kids are today.

Finally, it got to the point that my kid came home in tears begging me not to make her go back to school. We had regular nightmares and some very real signs of depression in a little kid.

I hit my break point and had a "chat" with the school administrator that was less than cordial. I explained to him that from that day forward I was going to make it my mission to SIT in that classroom or else I was gonna have to call Dept of Children and Family Services (our state child protection agency) and file complaints against that teacher with 24 years of experience in that district.

After that conversation, I went back to First Grade for "a while" and actually got phone calls from other parents thanking me for doing it and offering to take turns with me.

At that time, my kid's after school care was with a lady who'd left a job teaching Special Ed and started an early learning center/after school program in her home. She knew my kid extremely well, and she told me point blank that my kid was about as normal as it gets--that she'd observed no behavior, attention, or learning issues EVER in the two years she'd been staying there. In fact, she commented that my kid had a wonderful attention span for that age...

What I realized about an hour into my first day observing in that classroom was this First Grade "devil" is not only a lousy teacher, but she really just doesn't like kids. What REALLY pissed me off was her attempts to tell me that my kid was ADD/HD when I knew damn well she wasn't. Further, that same teacher attempted to tell me my kid had "medical" issues like "restless leg syndrome" or possibly autism, and a host of others. I asked her at the time where her medical degree had come from.

Things were pretty ugly there for a while because that teacher just didn't appreciate my presence in the room. However, there was not word one she could say about it.

We made it to the end of the school year and my kid got away from that teacher. We'd had no issues before and none since.

Now, I defy anyone to TELL me that teacher had any business trying to make a judgment about medicating ANY kid.

After living thru that with my kid, I will say without reservation that I seriously feel that any parent would be negligent NOT to have their kid screened by outside educational professionals or behaviorists before they EVER make a trip to the Doctor's office--unless THEY have seen the behaviors at home or in family life. Do NOT trust the say so of some teacher unless you have seen it too!

Just my two cents.

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