Actually, to be fair, she has been good when it comes to teaching him the
3R's. She is pretty old fashioned I think. My son is learning a lot. He and
I are also learning about how to deal with different kinds of people as
well, something neither of us expected.
I'm not sure what i'm going to do just now. What I do know is I don't want
the kids to lose out. After all, this is for them!
>Hang in there.
>Your "teacher" is much more concerned, it would appear, with
>classroom management than educational experiences.
>>From my expereince (15 years) around art classrooms, many teachers
>succumb to managing students education through strict,
>techere-centered, top-down management than through activites that
>genuinely engage and motivate the students to want to work and
>Teaching is a tough act. Make your expereince(s) with those children
>all they can be. And then do what i did ... put your kids in a
>private school where you can visit and participate several times each
>BTW ... both my daughters are in college now, doing extremely well,
>and both cite their caring, well-managed greade school environment as
>a najor factor in their academic success thereafter.
>Take care ... may good fortune travel with you into the classroom.
> Dr. John Antoine Labadie
> Assistant Professor of Art
> The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
> Pembroke, NC 28372-1510
> Wphone: 910.521.6618 (or sec. at 6216)
> Fax: 910.521.6162
> "Happy the man who early learns the wide chasm
> that lies between his wishes and his powers."
> Erasmus (1466?-1536)