Sorry guys that I have been MIA. Life always throws you curves, but nothing more than I can handle.
I just wanted to post a little hate mail. :) Seriously...at poor teachers, non the less!
I don't mind publicly displaying her information because she has chosen to attack poor little old me. Unfortunately, it is a strike against all of us in our profession. This comment (I guess) is on my post back in December on how I taught my class (who suffers from generations of poverty, violence, and low economic status) to use proactive and kind words with each other, instead of being reactive and using violence. Silly me for teaching social skills to my kiddo's.
The entire contents of the email are displayed for you laughter and conversation!
On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 11:31 AM, Louise Owens <email@example.com> wrote:At least you refrained from saying that your proactive manners lessons would be the funnest thing you are doing from your class.
Do first grade teachers now have to use words that have been distorted beyond all comprehension by mindbendingly dull middle managers to teach manners?
Or would you advise your students to proactively avoid a sticky situation by punching the other kid in the face first.
No wonder kids are so dumb these days
(Comment as I read email: Not sure if mindbendingly is even a word?!
On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 10:47 AM, kristen walsky <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Dr. Kristen Walsky Ph.DYIKES! It sounds like you would benefit from a Covey session. We are a Franklin Covey school and our behaviors have DRASTICALLY reduced and quality of learning has increased due to the use of the 7 Habits. I invite you to our school or even AB Combs in NC to see the proof in action. My kids are not dumb, and we focus on proactive and positive behavior and learning. No child is ever dumb, yet alone called stupid. I am sorry to hear you have had such an unpleasant experience with your education and what sounds like towards children. In fact, Covey Leadership teaches our students to not be so reactive in situations like this. I invite you also to go into a Kindergarten or First Grade class in your community to see how hard all teachers are working with children. As teachers, we must pick up a lot of skills that are not taught by parents. Children are our future, and we work hard to make them leaders, learners, and pleasant respectful citizens.
Wow. I am the mother of a 9th grader at one of the top schools in the country and am continually amazed, bemused and saddened at the lack of English skills among teachers.
Teach your children to think for themsleves and not mangle the english language to the point that I wouldn't be able to hire them as a bartender because they sound like backwoods hacks.
Comment as I read email: Notice the grammar mistakes in her response. (I taught middle school English, and could probably teach her a little too. Themselves is spelled wrong and English should be capitalized)
I just had to share! While I live in West Virginia, I have spent most of my life in Tampa, Florida. I am proud to be fluent in Spanish, English, and backwoods hacks. :)
I guess Mrs. Owens you are truly in trouble! I teach college, write books, teach children, and lobby for education reform. What makes me chuckle is that I can't wait for one of my students to become your President! Hee, hee!