Monday, December 8, 2008

Kind Acts Challenge

We challenge you to go to 5 blogs that you have never been to before and LEAVE A COMMENT!

When we started this blog, we thought it would be a way to interact with others and meet new people. We are grateful to those of you who did leave comments, but we wish we got more!

We have a feeling that most people want others to comment on their blog. So, we thought this would be a simple, easy and kind thing to do for the Christmas season. Please feel free to pass the challenge along. We want everyone to get some kind comments. Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Bad Teachers

Is it just us or are there a lot of bad teachers out there? One of us just had the following experience . . .

The teacher called about her daughter, who has special needs, and said she is having trouble in the class. When the mother asked what was wrong; the teacher responded, "Well, she just demands more time than the other students." When the mother pushed for specifics, the teacher listed that she has to talk directly to her daughter. She has to break down her instructions into parts. And, when the daughter gets confused, she cries.

The mother calmly reminded the teacher that her daughter had language / speech delays and these things were required for her educational success. To this, the teacher replied, "Well, it just takes up too much time."

Excuse us????????

Helping a child with special needs takes up too much time?

Then, why go into teaching?

Don't you go into teaching to help children?

We are really sick of bad teachers.