class dunce

Brazil

#21 Oct 6, 2013
Maybe your child is just plain dumb? You can't fix stupid.
jeff

Johnson City, TN

#22 Oct 6, 2013
This wouldn't possibly be at camp creek would it? It makes perfect sense because they have teachers/aides there with nothing more than a high school diploma and they are teaching special needs children. Qualified? HARDLY!
Teaching as Second Career

Johnson City, TN

#23 Oct 6, 2013
madder than hejj wrote:
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Where the he!! do you teach? I want my kid out of that school. Somebody with some smarts needs to check this crap out. Do colleges know this? Why would parents spend thousands of dollars to send their son/daughter to college to teach if all you have to do is get some books and take a test?
Don't you know sports are more important than education in Greene County so what does it really matter? Just kidding, but it does seem that way sometimes. I sat in on a TCAP test where the teacher reading was a PE coach. He had trouble reading the paragraphs to the special ed students without making mistakes. It was a disaster for the students he proctored. It goes to show that not all coaches should be teachers.
I am amused at your misplaced anger because I am a good teacher with great test scores while the majority of your tenured teachers who make twice as much as I do can't figure out how to open their email, work their smart board, or create a power point, much less be an effective teacher.
Point being, a piece of paper does not make you a good teacher. Passing a test does not make you a good teacher. The kind of alternative teaching program that I attended is used all over the country, primarily because there was a teaching shortage at one time. Teaching is not the best paying career as far as four year degrees go and has a hard time attracting people. Have you never heard the saying "Those who can't do...teach?" The alternative certification program allows people like myself, who have earned a four year degree, to switch to teaching because it is their passion. I have proven I can DO in the real world and now I teach children how to be successful in their classes so they can go to college and do what they love, not just work a mindless job in a local factory. That is not a disservice to your child or any other.
Heeler

Greeneville, TN

#24 Oct 6, 2013
Just because you have a degree, in any profession for that matter, does not mean you are capable of teaching. I had a ball coach in school who was the best teacher I ever had. You have to be able to communicate your knowledge to your kids. Break it down into laymens terms in other words and "turn the light on" in your students head, and he was absolutely great at it.
Greene Apple

Quito, Ecuador

#25 Oct 6, 2013
Teaching as Second Career wrote:
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Don't you know sports are more important than education in Greene County so what does it really matter? Just kidding, but it does seem that way sometimes. I sat in on a TCAP test where the teacher reading was a PE coach. He had trouble reading the paragraphs to the special ed students without making mistakes. It was a disaster for the students he proctored. It goes to show that not all coaches should be teachers.
I am amused at your misplaced anger because I am a good teacher with great test scores while the majority of your tenured teachers who make twice as much as I do can't figure out how to open their email, work their smart board, or create a power point, much less be an effective teacher.
Point being, a piece of paper does not make you a good teacher. Passing a test does not make you a good teacher. The kind of alternative teaching program that I attended is used all over the country, primarily because there was a teaching shortage at one time. Teaching is not the best paying career as far as four year degrees go and has a hard time attracting people. Have you never heard the saying "Those who can't do...teach?" The alternative certification program allows people like myself, who have earned a four year degree, to switch to teaching because it is their passion. I have proven I can DO in the real world and now I teach children how to be successful in their classes so they can go to college and do what they love, not just work a mindless job in a local factory. That is not a disservice to your child or any other.
People are always more effective when they possess an innate talent toward a chosen profession. If they lack that natural ability, they can probably function in their chosen field but they never seem to excel in it. It sounds as if you've found your niche and you sound enthusiastic so I imagine you're very good at what you do.
seriously

Kingsport, TN

#26 Oct 6, 2013
are you serious wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe this explains some of the dummies teaching our children. So you are telling me that a physical education major can teach science, english and God forbid math? You can't be serious. No amount of money can fix stupid. I am betting that if more parents get wind of this there will be some explaining to do. No wonder the schools are producing dummies. Classrooms are full of physical education teachers. It would be funny if it were not so bizarre.
Maybe the kids struggling tells much about the dummies raising the children....you have them the majority of the time....your so funny...
silly parents

Greeneville, TN

#28 Oct 6, 2013
I LOVE it when parents get on here and act like they know EVERYTHING about teaching...college did nothing to prepare me for teaching my subject area except prove I was smart enough to pass college classes and earn a degree...I have used nothing from college to do my job. And I teach the subject area I majored in. The problem is not the teacher 9 times out of ten, but the PARENTS! Scroll through the comments here and you'll see the people we deal with on a daily basis...calling people "retards" and other vulgar language I won't repeat...who really says "retard"? You guessed it! The parents of the supposed genuises I teach everyday....If you'd spend more time worrying about your kids' reading levels and basic math abilities than trying to stir up trouble you know nothing about, your kids would be better off...and I happen to know a very good teacher who majored in PE and is actually teaching something else. Imagine that! An educated individual able to do many jobs...guess you're not accustomed to that. Have a nice day, and I'll do my best to live up to your expectations tomorrow at achool...NOT!!! Get a clue. I do my job, you do yours. And, please, don't pretend you know what we do everyday.
Government Cheese

Greeneville, TN

#29 Oct 6, 2013
silly parents wrote:
I LOVE it when parents get on here and act like they know EVERYTHING about teaching...college did nothing to prepare me for teaching my subject area except prove I was smart enough to pass college classes and earn a degree...I have used nothing from college to do my job. And I teach the subject area I majored in. The problem is not the teacher 9 times out of ten, but the PARENTS! Scroll through the comments here and you'll see the people we deal with on a daily basis...calling people "retards" and other vulgar language I won't repeat...who really says "retard"? You guessed it! The parents of the supposed genuises I teach everyday....If you'd spend more time worrying about your kids' reading levels and basic math abilities than trying to stir up trouble you know nothing about, your kids would be better off...and I happen to know a very good teacher who majored in PE and is actually teaching something else. Imagine that! An educated individual able to do many jobs...guess you're not accustomed to that. Have a nice day, and I'll do my best to live up to your expectations tomorrow at achool...NOT!!! Get a clue. I do my job, you do yours. And, please, don't pretend you know what we do everyday.
I really do hate to nitpick but if you are indeed a teacher you must have not majored in English. If you must air out your grievances please construct your paragraphs carefully and spell check. You wouldn't want to pass along any bad grammar skills to your students would you? Keep up the fight!
silly parents

Greeneville, TN

#30 Oct 6, 2013
Government Cheese wrote:
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I really do hate to nitpick but if you are indeed a teacher you must have not majored in English. If you must air out your grievances please construct your paragraphs carefully and spell check. You wouldn't want to pass along any bad grammar skills to your students would you? Keep up the fight!
To Whom It May Concern:

Please allow me to present you a little English lesson. There is such a thing as informal language. One would use such language on a public debate forum. When using informal language, which is accepted in such informal forums, punctuation is not always properly used. That would explain my use of the ellipsis. I did see a place or two that needed a comma, and I should have spelled out the number nine. Other than that, I would be more than happy to see what you are referring to. I also feel obligated as an English teacher to tell you that out of your four sentences, you have three, yes, three run on sentences. Now I could assume that you are an idiot who cannot write complex sentences, and I could give you the following advice : If I were you, I would not do any FORMAL writing without having someone more intelligent than yourself proofread it before you send it out. It also may just be the case that you are an educated individual who was just responding on an informal forum; therefore, proper punctuation is of little consequence. However, when you call me out on my skills, be sure your skills are up to par. You could also use a little lesson in manners, but that is for a different day and a different time.

Sincerely yours,
NOT

P.S. I wrote this in proper business letter style. I hope you appreciated that. It did seem a little out of place here on this INFORMAL site though. What do you think?
Uh Oh

United States

#31 Oct 6, 2013
Somebody needs a med check...
count on it

Greeneville, TN

#32 Oct 6, 2013
silly parents wrote:
I LOVE it when parents get on here and act like they know EVERYTHING about teaching...college did nothing to prepare me for teaching my subject area except prove I was smart enough to pass college classes and earn a degree...I have used nothing from college to do my job. And I teach the subject area I majored in. The problem is not the teacher 9 times out of ten, but the PARENTS! Scroll through the comments here and you'll see the people we deal with on a daily basis...calling people "retards" and other vulgar language I won't repeat...who really says "retard"? You guessed it! The parents of the supposed genuises I teach everyday....If you'd spend more time worrying about your kids' reading levels and basic math abilities than trying to stir up trouble you know nothing about, your kids would be better off...and I happen to know a very good teacher who majored in PE and is actually teaching something else. Imagine that! An educated individual able to do many jobs...guess you're not accustomed to that. Have a nice day, and I'll do my best to live up to your expectations tomorrow at achool...NOT!!! Get a clue. I do my job, you do yours. And, please, don't pretend you know what we do everyday.
What a load of crap! If I find out my child is being taught by a dumb P.E. teacher you can count on a call from these parents.
Government Cheese

Greeneville, TN

#33 Oct 6, 2013
silly parents wrote:
<quoted text>
To Whom It May Concern:
Please allow me to present you a little English lesson. There is such a thing as informal language. One would use such language on a public debate forum. When using informal language, which is accepted in such informal forums, punctuation is not always properly used. That would explain my use of the ellipsis. I did see a place or two that needed a comma, and I should have spelled out the number nine. Other than that, I would be more than happy to see what you are referring to. I also feel obligated as an English teacher to tell you that out of your four sentences, you have three, yes, three run on sentences. Now I could assume that you are an idiot who cannot write complex sentences, and I could give you the following advice : If I were you, I would not do any FORMAL writing without having someone more intelligent than yourself proofread it before you send it out. It also may just be the case that you are an educated individual who was just responding on an informal forum; therefore, proper punctuation is of little consequence. However, when you call me out on my skills, be sure your skills are up to par. You could also use a little lesson in manners, but that is for a different day and a different time.
Sincerely yours,
NOT
P.S. I wrote this in proper business letter style. I hope you appreciated that. It did seem a little out of place here on this INFORMAL site though. What do you think?
Wow, I was trying to be polite, have you never heard of constructive criticism? Three run on sentences? I thought they were just three separate statements to get my thoughts across. Forgive me, my majors were biology and chemistry, so my English skills are a bit lax. I am truly sorry if your feelings were stepped on. Maybe this forum is not for you.
seriously

Kingsport, TN

#34 Oct 6, 2013
count on it wrote:
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What a load of crap! If I find out my child is being taught by a dumb P.E. teacher you can count on a call from these parents.
scary.....a call....do that after u cash in those stamps and disability check.
dumb educators

Greeneville, TN

#35 Oct 6, 2013
Teaching as Second Career wrote:
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Don't you know sports are more important than education in Greene County so what does it really matter? Just kidding, but it does seem that way sometimes. I sat in on a TCAP test where the teacher reading was a PE coach. He had trouble reading the paragraphs to the special ed students without making mistakes. It was a disaster for the students he proctored. It goes to show that not all coaches should be teachers.
I am amused at your misplaced anger because I am a good teacher with great test scores while the majority of your tenured teachers who make twice as much as I do can't figure out how to open their email, work their smart board, or create a power point, much less be an effective teacher.
Point being, a piece of paper does not make you a good teacher. Passing a test does not make you a good teacher. The kind of alternative teaching program that I attended is used all over the country, primarily because there was a teaching shortage at one time. Teaching is not the best paying career as far as four year degrees go and has a hard time attracting people. Have you never heard the saying "Those who can't do...teach?" The alternative certification program allows people like myself, who have earned a four year degree, to switch to teaching because it is their passion. I have proven I can DO in the real world and now I teach children how to be successful in their classes so they can go to college and do what they love, not just work a mindless job in a local factory. That is not a disservice to your child or any other.
This is really getting sad. My kid is in the 8th grade and has already had six, yes I said SIX ignorant educators. I believe that is what you like to call yourselves. A lot of what is being said could sure explain why all the dumb teachers. Hey let's all just forget college. I don't give a flip if you know how to use all the technology in the world. My kids have all that stuff and a computer to boot. I want them to learn reading, writing and arithmetic.
count on it

Greeneville, TN

#36 Oct 6, 2013
seriously wrote:
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scary.....a call....do that after u cash in those stamps and disability check.
I have worked since I was 15 and am a graduate from a local college. I believe someone knows they are in the dumb column. A dumb Physical Education teacher maybe?
wrong

Greeneville, TN

#37 Oct 6, 2013
ObamaCare wrote:
I've known a lot of people with degrees, but no education.
There is something so wrong with people being in the classroom with our children without HAVING THEIR DEGREES IN HAND.
Kyle

Kingsport, TN

#38 Oct 6, 2013
Cannot Be True wrote:
So my kid is having more trouble this year. He is actually struggling.
Did it ever stop to think that maybe your kid is just not too smart and maybe THIS is why he is unable to keep up with the other students?
Kyle

Kingsport, TN

#39 Oct 6, 2013
Tom wrote:
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What about the other students? Are they "struggling"? Better check before you start blaming the Teacher.
That's what I was thinking. It sounds to me like this woman just has a dumb kid that can't keep up with the other students in his grade but wants to blame the teacher because her son is not smart enough to keep up.
Susie Q

Greeneville, TN

#40 Oct 6, 2013
Apparently some of the writers on this subject think that P.E. teachers are not as bright as other teachers. You should look at the curriculum and subject matter they have to pass in college. It is much more difficult than many other areas. One reason that it is possible for individuals to take an exam to teach is that many teachers do not feel like taking the disrespect that so many parents like to dish out. Examples are some of the posts on here. So instead of remaining in the field of education, these teachers go where they are more appreciated. Yes, there are good teachers and bad teachers. This is true in all professions. If administrators do their jobs, these teachers will receive assistance to improve or be let go.
seriously

Kingsport, TN

#41 Oct 6, 2013
count on it wrote:
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I have worked since I was 15 and am a graduate from a local college. I believe someone knows they are in the dumb column. A dumb Physical Education teacher maybe?
Then help your child and stop making excusrs

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