My son's new teacher

@Thoroughrob (11750)
United States
August 7, 2008 10:58pm CST
My son's new teacher came to meet him at our house today. As most know he is 14 and has CP, and we have had a time with teachers. This lady is great. She hit it off with him right away. He listened, talked to her with his communication device, showed off for her royally. She was here for over 2 hours. I think it will be a good year! I really hope so. Have you ever had a time finding a good teacher for your kids?
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@dragon54u (31615)
• United States
8 Aug 08
I've been dissatisfied with my sons' teachers and had to transfer them and fight for the transfer. I ended up telling the principal that I pay his salary through tax dollars so I'm his boss and he'd be wise to do as I ask. I'm very glad you got a good teacher! There are many good ones out there, underpaid and overworked as they are.
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
8 Aug 08
We fought a couple of years ago to get my son moved to another teacher. The teacher he had was horrible. We had gotten a good one last year, and she was in a car accident in January and was out the rest of the year. This year she is coming back and going to elementary school, because of her injuries. The lady they hired seems to be really on things. It impressed me that she took the time to geo and meet each student on her own time.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
8 Aug 08
Not had to look but I think it is great that he likes this one!
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• United States
9 Sep 08
I'd like to find good teachers and a good school. But not many exist in today's world. That's sad to say considering I work for a school, but as a substitute. Most of the teachers really don't care. And it seems schools are more interested in appearance rather than doing right by the student and actually teaching them.
@cripfemme (7718)
• United States
20 Aug 08
I don't have kids yet, but as I plan to adopt kids with disabilities and have CP myself (which I'm sure will throw some teachers for a loop), I imagine this will be a big issue in my future (not looking forward to that part of parenting). I'm glad your son liked his teacher and it's a good sign that he showed off for her. My mother always knew it was a good sign if I showed off for anyone I was going to form a necessary relationship with.
@drannhh (15229)
• United States
12 Aug 08
That sounds wonderful. We never had kids, being both teachers ourselves and getting enough of other people's "kids" all day and part of the night--weekends included. But if we had been parents the luck of the draw in our kids' getting good teachers would have been one of our most serious concerns. There are some great teachers, but also some doozies out there.
• United States
11 Aug 08
Yes, public schools are terrible. I had a hard time last year with the school and abby. I am hoping this is a better year. Blessings to you that you got a good teacher for your son. That is important.
@chertsy (3805)
• United States
11 Aug 08
I think when a teacher stays at your home for 2 hours, it's going to be a really good year, unless she normally does this for all the kids in her class. I don't get a choice in who my kids get as a teacher. All I can do is pray, and they were answered. My oldest has a nice homeroom teacher, I don't know about her other teachers. I didn't care who my youngest had as long as it was a certain teacher that got bad reviews last year. So now I just have to get through the first day and I can relax.
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
8 Aug 08
That is really good news! A caring teacher means so much in a kids attitude towards himself and school. I noticed that when my kids were little and we moved from the city to a smaller town again (hometown where I grew up.) The city teachers had a whole different attitude towards teaching, and my youngest was having problems with reading and most classes. Once we moved to the smaller school, she got a little more caring and individualized attention from the teacher. She got more confident and then became a student who wanted to learn, and with that she raised her scores in school to being a B student (and it wasn't because the material was easier, it was the same cirriculum etc.) I hope your son has a wonderful year!