Have your kids talked to you about a mean spirited teacher? I question this because I feel more and more kids are starting to come home and talk about certain teachers always being mean spirited and with the wrong attitude daily. Then why are they still teaching kids?
Teachers like this still exist because lots of kids and parents are afraid to talk about these topics. Kids especially because they are afraid if they report their teachers, it will be an extra-long year. However, a lot has happened recently and we must start speaking up about our concerns and especially because I have come to realize that almost all adult’s issues stem right back to their childhood.
I have experienced my own kids coming home and telling me that their teacher told them they were lucky to have him/her because they could easily teach at a better school. I’ve heard of kids being told they won’t amount to anything. Just read Steve Harvey’s story as he had a similar situation growing up. My kids have had teachers that say they are there to help but when asked for help they make you feel dumb for asking and this also occurs in colleges.
Of course, I’m not talking about all or the majority of teachers just the mean ones because I know there are situations where some kids come to school with no intention of being taught and I can only imagine a teacher’s frustration. However, I’m referring to a teacher who is always in a bad mood and it’s obvious she/he doesn’t want to be there. Parents please talk to your kids and make sure that your child is not dealing with this type of teacher(s).
To all the great teachers out there (I know there is a large amount) this article doesn’t apply to you. If you are truly there to help children then I applaud you and appreciate you. However, if you are a mean teacher or aide I think you need to make a career change because teaching kids is not your passion and a mean teacher’s words can stick with kids for life and affect many life decisions. Let’s encourage kids because they are the future.
Rosa Julia Parra
CEO, Founder of Palo Magazine