Does your child have any learning disabilities? Lets face it your child wants to pass!!!! Unfortunatly some teachers frown upon any student that causes more work for them. They have a classroom full of kids and teach to the middle of the road. That mean high and low acheivers are stuck. Once in a while you get that awesome teacher that really LOVES their job and their good at it. You need to find out the areas of weakness for your child and help them at home too. I have a dyslexic daughter and you can not imagine the amount of support I need to give her at home. So I would call a meeting with the teacher and work as a team on giving your child extra support in school as well as home. There's also a group here with attention and learning that would be great.17838
What sort of things is the teacher complaining about? What things is your 5th grader struggling with? Your childs behavior or attitude could be a reflection of the teacher and the bad vibes he/she (the teacher) is sending toward the students. When talking to your child what does he/she say?17837
What, exactly, do you perceive the teacher is complaining about? Have you spoken directly with the teacher about your daughter? Is it her behavior? Work habits? Getting along with others? After all that, do you think the teacher doesn't care that your daughter does well in school?
Just passing from one grade to the next is not enough. If your daughter is struggling now and doesn't get help, it'll only get worse each year.
Talk to the teacher and find out exactly what is going on with your daughter and try to help her with these issues.17836
My child does the homework but I think she forgets to turn it in.During class time she pays attention but she allso goes off task to. the teacher says she does not turn nothing in.she does not check the work because their is never no grades on the papper. The teacher says she is on the failing side.Then she says her reading is not up to standard.To me that's a lie.she reads good.Her teachers from the past have said that she does good.17835
You know when things are too easy they(students) tend to get bored. Maybe she is just bored, is it too late to have your child switched to another class? Maybe your daughter feels that the teacher dosen't like her, kids have good intuition better then most adults..17834
I am against complaining teachers. These types of educators do nothing except frustrate the student. Perhaps suggest a meeting with the appropriate educators and properly address and evaluate the students needs would be a solution. I am amazed at the educators and what they get away with in spite of the NCLB law. All of our children deserve to be respected. I feel it would be more intelligent for educators to suggest evaluations as opposed to constant nagging and complaining.17833
Your post makes a good point and raises a good question - what should teachers do? Should they just point out the problems a child is having or should they work to help find solutions to those problems? Times change and in these modern times, I find more and more teachers who just point out the problems. "Tommy doesn't pay attention." "Susan is easily distracted." Ralph talks to his neighbors and Sloane forgets to take her spelling book home. Teachers' notes sent homecan seem like nothing more than a laundry list of the teacher's complaints. Whose responsibility is it to solve childrens' problems in the classroom? As a teacher, I always thought that was my responsibility - what am I being paid for anyway? If all my doctor did was point out the problem, would I continue to use that doctor? If I go to my doctor and say "I don't feel well" and all the doctor says is "Well, you're sick" - what good is that? I expect some advice.... some problem solving. I look to the doctor for their expertise - not just to tell me what's wrong but how to make it better. But fewer schools and fewer teachers agree with that or take that stance. I could explain why that is - although it cannot in my opinion be justified. There are several reasons for why schools have become more about students' problems than solving them - but I agree that in the better world, schools and their teachers would help solve the problems and not just point out that there are problems.17832
Telling parents about their child's classroom performance is important. However, when it comes to children that have no interest in schoolwork and talk in class and get in and out of their chair etc., testing should be mandatory. I had this experience with my child in a public school. It was a nightmare. After alot of brutalization by a teacher, I had my child tested for ADHD, Central Auditory processing disorder, Language evaluation and dyslexia. Two years later, after all the testing was completed and meds were adjusted, the results were; ADHD (the combined type), severe impairment with central auditory processing, severe impairment with language processing and severe to profound dyslexia. When any child exhibits bothersome behavior in a classroom, it should be mandatory for schools to test for the above. With dyslexia, it is an IGNORED serious problem for some students. Dyslexia is the biggest cause of learning disabilities in our children. Do research, I did! All of these disorders cannot be seen with the human eye, it did in fact take test upon test. Now my child has a special classroom and accommodations and doing much much better. Teachers and parents need to sincerely work together and drop the attitude. Our children are worth it. No parent or child should be subjected to constant harping, all involved need to begin with evaluations until the pieces of the puzzle come together and the child gets the help he/she needs. It is a state law by the way.17831
hi chttrbox (1) try to have a problem solving meeting with the (a)teacher, (d) literacy/math coach/professional developer, (c) behavior specialist or support services team member, (d) your child. (2) the underlying issue could be the instructional methods of the teacher, unique learning needs of your child, or the environment/stimuli/lack of structure. a meeting with these people would help identify the problem and everyone will begin to work towards a solution. (3) ask your child to keep an organizer, folder, daily agenda, etc. (4) you should check this everyday to make sure she is on task, (5) has the teacher offered to stay after school to help your child, finally (6) if she is on the failing side- ask for work to be completed at home during spring break to get her back on track. thanks for your post- please stay in contact..... thanks for sharing.17830
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