Thursday, June 18, 2009
Did You Like School
The other day my eleven year old nephew told me he Hated school. I was very surprised because he has always loved school. He has always excelled, so it seemed very unusual to me. I asked him why and he said, "The teacher always yells at the kids!" He then proceeded to tell me he was pretty sure that she was not qualified to be a teacher! First of all I was shocked that this had come out of an 11 year old boys mouth! Anyway I talked to my sister about it and she has said that he has not liked her all year. He only has until the end of June and then he will not have her again......I got to thinking how someones attitude can effect the outcome of a child, whether he continues to like or dislike school...because of one teacher....We explained to him that there are different teaching styles, and that maybe she was having a bad day....he is sticking to his belief....now me not having any children...how do you think we should have handled this? Do you have a story, I would love to hear it. I always had great teachers except for one physed teacher whom insisted I jump the hurdles....My short legs are not designed to be jumping hurdles. In hindsight I now know he just wanted me to try....At 45 I have never ever jumped a hurdle....I suppose that is a failing grade! LOL...Kidlettes today,,,not qualified.