curious

Morristown, TN

#1 Sep 23, 2010
What is it with the teachers thinking they are working with animals and not students. We wonder why our kids are so bitter and hateful nowadays....go sit in a classroom with someone like Ms. Jan or sit in the lunchroom or just stand in the hallways and what an education you will get!!! I am appaled that we as parents are allowing this stuff to go on. Our children are the most precious things in our lives and if you can't figure out why they are coming home hateful or bitter, go spend the day at school. They are living what they are being taught.
Just listening to my child play school when at home, I am hearing yelling and sharp, nasty tempers to the imaginary students. Guarantee you this much, that was not taught at home!!!
Wake up parents! There are some very bad influences at Bridgeport Elementary, as I am sure they are at all schools.
Wake up teachers, do you really hate your job that bad as to not care about the way you are influencing our children????
who is she please

Morristown, TN

#2 Sep 23, 2010
curious wrote:
What is it with the teachers thinking they are working with animals and not students. We wonder why our kids are so bitter and hateful nowadays....go sit in a classroom with someone like Ms. Jan or sit in the lunchroom or just stand in the hallways and what an education you will get!!! I am appaled that we as parents are allowing this stuff to go on. Our children are the most precious things in our lives and if you can't figure out why they are coming home hateful or bitter, go spend the day at school. They are living what they are being taught.
Just listening to my child play school when at home, I am hearing yelling and sharp, nasty tempers to the imaginary students. Guarantee you this much, that was not taught at home!!!
Wake up parents! There are some very bad influences at Bridgeport Elementary, as I am sure they are at all schools.
Wake up teachers, do you really hate your job that bad as to not care about the way you are influencing our children????
Who is Ms Jan and what grade does she teach? I have a child that goes there.
want to know

Morristown, TN

#3 Sep 23, 2010
curious wrote:
What is it with the teachers thinking they are working with animals and not students. We wonder why our kids are so bitter and hateful nowadays....go sit in a classroom with someone like Ms. Jan or sit in the lunchroom or just stand in the hallways and what an education you will get!!! I am appaled that we as parents are allowing this stuff to go on. Our children are the most precious things in our lives and if you can't figure out why they are coming home hateful or bitter, go spend the day at school. They are living what they are being taught.
Just listening to my child play school when at home, I am hearing yelling and sharp, nasty tempers to the imaginary students. Guarantee you this much, that was not taught at home!!!
Wake up parents! There are some very bad influences at Bridgeport Elementary, as I am sure they are at all schools.
Wake up teachers, do you really hate your job that bad as to not care about the way you are influencing our children????
What grade does she teach. And what is her last name?
Newport

Greenville, SC

#4 Sep 23, 2010
If you have a problem with the people teaching your child then why dont you move them to another school? And yes most kids do learn there ill manners at home. And the teachers are the ones trying to teach them right from wrong. Next time you want to talk about somebody why dont you get some guts and go to the school and talk to them. Dont be a coward and post things on the internet. And if you are going to talk about people get it correct. It's Mrs. Jan!!!!! She is one of the kindest people you will ever meet. She was taught to make children mind, and people now days don't like for their kids to have discpline.
Oh My

Mount Juliet, TN

#5 Sep 23, 2010
Well Mrs. Jan isn't a teacher, she is one of the assistants. She helps out almost every teacher in the school, if anyone needs anything she will help out in any way she can. She is also organizing an auction to help raise money for the 8th grade trip. To me someone that is that mean and hateful wouldn't waste their time helping all these people out like she does. As one of the teachers at Bridgeport, I would like to say no I don't hate my job and I can pretty much say that none of the others there do either. I will tell you one thing that we all hate is that we now have to basically teach kids how to take and pass standardized tests. We don't have time during the day to have the children act up and disrupt the class because we have to spend so much time teaching the skills for them to pass their tests. So talking to them like they are two year olds doesn't work, we can't baby every child when they act up we simply don't have time to do that. They have to learn that school isn't play time and they need to respect their teachers and listen and follow directions. It isn't hard to listen but when you send things home for parents to see and it never gets seen I guess we all see why the students don't listen. I do believe that the way students act reflects the way they are at home. As a mother myself, I think there is nothing more precious than my children but I do know that even though you don't think they do kids lie, often to keep themselves out of trouble so they tend to place blame where it doesn't need to be placed most of the time on the teachers.
curious

Morristown, TN

#6 Sep 24, 2010
Let me just say this, my child is not an animal and does not deserve to be spoken to as if they were. However, having said that, I have stood in the hallways and listened to Jan yelling at the kids and she seems to feel she must "bully" the kids. Thus, the reason for this discussion. I understand that a lot of children do not get taught the right things at home, but mine does and does not deserve to be mistreated. You can get more from anyone by being compasionate and understanding than you can from screaming, and that starts in the office at the school and is carried out into the hallways and classrooms. My child is taught to be respectful and to listen and to do what they are told by their elders, but it is hard to teach how NOT to yell to get attention. I do not want my child to be babysat or petted, I want them to get a well rounded education, and that does not include verbal abuse. They will get enough of that in the world.
As to why wouldn't I just move my chld to another school, I pay taxes to get an education for my child, and teaching them to "run" from an issue is not an answer!
former student

Knoxville, TN

#7 Sep 25, 2010
curious wrote:
Let me just say this, my child is not an animal and does not deserve to be spoken to as if they were. However, having said that, I have stood in the hallways and listened to Jan yelling at the kids and she seems to feel she must "bully" the kids. Thus, the reason for this discussion. I understand that a lot of children do not get taught the right things at home, but mine does and does not deserve to be mistreated. You can get more from anyone by being compasionate and understanding than you can from screaming, and that starts in the office at the school and is carried out into the hallways and classrooms. My child is taught to be respectful and to listen and to do what they are told by their elders, but it is hard to teach how NOT to yell to get attention. I do not want my child to be babysat or petted, I want them to get a well rounded education, and that does not include verbal abuse. They will get enough of that in the world.
As to why wouldn't I just move my chld to another school, I pay taxes to get an education for my child, and teaching them to "run" from an issue is not an answer!
So getting on topix and talking trash on this site about teachers and teachers aids is the answer. I went to Bridgeport school all nine years of elementary school, they have some of the best faculty in this town. I have a family memeber that works there, and has for many years. She loves her job and so do the other teachers. If you think that the employess there are not doing something right maybe you should confront them face to face for a meeting to see what can be done to resolve the problem. Getting on here and running your mouth is doing nothing to help any problem there may be, and most children and I know this wheter you teach them to be respectful at home or not are not always as respectful around other people, children lie to keep themselves out of trouble. It was not that long that I myself was in school and know this to be a fact. I also have three little boys that are very well behaved, but sometimes are not as well behaved around others as they should be. Kids are kids and they do do things wrong sometimes, they don't always listen and sometimes it is unavoidable not to raise your voice. It gets old having to tell a child over and over, and as a parent you should know that.
yeahright

Knoxville, TN

#8 Sep 25, 2010
curious wrote:
Let me just say this, my child is not an animal and does not deserve to be spoken to as if they were. However, having said that, I have stood in the hallways and listened to Jan yelling at the kids and she seems to feel she must "bully" the kids. Thus, the reason for this discussion. I understand that a lot of children do not get taught the right things at home, but mine does and does not deserve to be mistreated. You can get more from anyone by being compasionate and understanding than you can from screaming, and that starts in the office at the school and is carried out into the hallways and classrooms. My child is taught to be respectful and to listen and to do what they are told by their elders, but it is hard to teach how NOT to yell to get attention. I do not want my child to be babysat or petted, I want them to get a well rounded education, and that does not include verbal abuse. They will get enough of that in the world.
As to why wouldn't I just move my chld to another school, I pay taxes to get an education for my child, and teaching them to "run" from an issue is not an answer!
Somehow I highly doubt your child was screamed at by anyone. You sound like one of these people who thinks their child can do no wrong, is always right, perfect in every way, and just a dream to have in class. Well let me tell ya something....YOU ARE WRONG!

If there were anything to you and you had a legit complaint you would go to the school and take it up with them there. Not come on topix and try to get a bashing session started. If your precious little angel was punished or fussed at for some reason I AM SURE HE OR SHE FULLY DESERVED IT. If you hate the schools so much maybe you could pull your kid out and spend your time home schooling them instead of on topix talking about people.
B Parent

Morristown, TN

#9 Sep 26, 2010
curious wrote:
What is it with the teachers thinking they are working with animals and not students. We wonder why our kids are so bitter and hateful nowadays....go sit in a classroom with someone like Ms. Jan or sit in the lunchroom or just stand in the hallways and what an education you will get!!! I am appaled that we as parents are allowing this stuff to go on. Our children are the most precious things in our lives and if you can't figure out why they are coming home hateful or bitter, go spend the day at school. They are living what they are being taught.
Just listening to my child play school when at home, I am hearing yelling and sharp, nasty tempers to the imaginary students. Guarantee you this much, that was not taught at home!!!
Wake up parents! There are some very bad influences at Bridgeport Elementary, as I am sure they are at all schools.
Wake up teachers, do you really hate your job that bad as to not care about the way you are influencing our children????
Just by you getting on here and putting someones name on here says alot about you. Says to me you are a gossip box. Anybody with good sense at all would not put someones name on here. I have a child that goes to school there, and I was never told to go to topix if I had a problem . If your children has a problem with a kid at school, are they going to get on here? This is what you are teaching them.
Knows Alot

Morristown, TN

#10 Sep 30, 2010
If you knew that her whole family you would understand. It is just their way. They ALL have
an ATTITUDE. You can make a difference by being
kind and caring to show her the WAY. We are all
in this world together.
curious

Morristown, TN

#11 Oct 4, 2010
Gettin on here and sayiing what I feel is my right. If going to the school would do any good, i would have already done so! Our school board is another topic that I will save for another day! I got on here to see if there were other parents who felt the same way.
I have a child who has been screamed at and talked to like a dog and I have not only heard this woman do it to other children, but have been told by mine. And as for you, yeahright, I do have a fnatastic child who has been taught right and wrong. Not to say I have a perfect child, but one who is a hman being with feelings and is at an age where impressions can be taken literally.
I am not trying to slam this woman, just getting input and speaking the truth and from the comments, I can understand how it is allowed to go on!
Just asking

Morristown, TN

#12 Oct 4, 2010
curious wrote:
Gettin on here and sayiing what I feel is my right. If going to the school would do any good, i would have already done so! Our school board is another topic that I will save for another day! I got on here to see if there were other parents who felt the same way.
I have a child who has been screamed at and talked to like a dog and I have not only heard this woman do it to other children, but have been told by mine. And as for you, yeahright, I do have a fnatastic child who has been taught right and wrong. Not to say I have a perfect child, but one who is a hman being with feelings and is at an age where impressions can be taken literally.
I am not trying to slam this woman, just getting input and speaking the truth and from the comments, I can understand how it is allowed to go on!
What exactly did she yell at your child to stop doing? And was this in the hall or a classroom? Just wanting to know, thank you.
curious

Morristown, TN

#13 Oct 12, 2010
Just asking wrote:
<quoted text> What exactly did she yell at your child to stop doing? And was this in the hall or a classroom? Just wanting to know, thank you.
I never said she told my child to "stop" doing anything, or even correct my child. I said why do the teachers, assistants, or any adult in authority think that because they yell and scream and talk to the kids like they are animals, that they might get them to listen? I said it is a shame the way I have heard adults, Ms. Jan, included,talking to children like they are dogs. My child has come home and complained about how nasty Jan acts and it is just not right. Our kids are precious commodities and yes, there are a few bad apples in every school, so does that make it ok to treat them all like bad apples? Do you treat your children like that?
Former student

United States

#15 Oct 13, 2010
I use to be a student at Bridgeport and the teachers and assisants really aren't that bad usally when they yell at you or say something to you. You have to be doing something and I know Mrs. Jan and she can be a little hateful to you but you have to really do something to get her that way or any of the teachers up at Bridgeport and I have had basically every teacher up there so maybe your kid is a little more sensitive then other students and you can say stop and they get upset im not sayin it's a bad thing cause I'm like that and found out they really weren't trying to put me down but they were trying to get me to listen or do what I need to Do

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#16 Oct 13, 2010
want to know wrote:
<quoted text> What grade does she teach. And what is her last name?
Her last name is Daniels and she dont teach i go there
Naughty parent

Morristown, TN

#17 Oct 13, 2010
Former student wrote:
I use to be a student at Bridgeport and the teachers and assisants really aren't that bad usally when they yell at you or say something to you. You have to be doing something and I know Mrs. Jan and she can be a little hateful to you but you have to really do something to get her that way or any of the teachers up at Bridgeport and I have had basically every teacher up there so maybe your kid is a little more sensitive then other students and you can say stop and they get upset im not sayin it's a bad thing cause I'm like that and found out they really weren't trying to put me down but they were trying to get me to listen or do what I need to Do
I try not to yell at my child but sometimes I lose it and raise my voice, but there was the other day when he put both his hands in a can of black paint.
CuriousToo

Brentwood, TN

#18 Oct 13, 2010
I think a pattern of abuse by teachers can be seen if you read between the lines of this thread and the thread on the new Principal at Northwest. In your thread, you argue, rightfully so, that school children shouldn't be yelled at and disrespected, and posters DEFEND the yelling and screaming saying your child "needed" it and deserved. In the Northwest thread, posters, poorly disguised teachers, are saying the new principal is too nice and the kids are "starved for discipline," needing beatings more than compassion. Pretty sick and sad when professional, licensed adults believe yelling and beating are the only tools they have to work with children. I suggest moving your child to Northwest, at least they're changing in the right direction by rewarding positive behavior and creating an atmosphere of mutual respect. The old beater teachers won't last long there.

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