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By Jussy - 26/01/2021 17:01

Today, while assisting my kindergartener with distance learning, it became apparent what an incompetent bumbling mess his teacher is. In-person learning resumes next week, and I'm terrified to leave my child in a classroom with this man. FML
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I dunno, red flags are going up for me on this one, you didn't really specify HOW he's a mess, and maybe you just aren't considering the fact that this is a completely new type of teaching style for him(online), that doesn't lend itself well to the kindergarten level of education, especially for the sheer number of students he likely has. Especially because of the way you worded things SO dramatically, until shown otherwise I'm thinking you're simply a Karen.

Jussy.Lee 4

OP, here. 👋 I used dramatic wording because this is a humor site, and I wanted to make my post at least somewhat amusing to read. My son is in a special education class. There are only six other kids in his class, so his teacher is not overloaded. The teacher does struggle with the apps the school uses for distance learning, but his attempts to improve took 2 1/2 months. In the meantime he made no attempt to provide curriculm through mediums he was comfortable with, such as email or homework pickup in the school office. Instead he posted the same 7 short videos for the class to watch on their own time everyday. Once he was finally able to do class on Zoom, all he did was ramble and totally fail to engage these kids with special needs in developmentally appropriate ways. And when communicating with parents, he's often accidently given us incorrect information, such as wrong dates and times for certain meetings and school events. I do think he is a very nice man, and I truly hate to be critical of any teacher, especially during these times. But he is truly such a bumbling mess that I don't feel okay having my son (who cannot advocate for himself) in his class. The only reason I haven't pulled my son out is because there is an awesome TA who works alongside the teacher at all times.

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I dunno, red flags are going up for me on this one, you didn't really specify HOW he's a mess, and maybe you just aren't considering the fact that this is a completely new type of teaching style for him(online), that doesn't lend itself well to the kindergarten level of education, especially for the sheer number of students he likely has. Especially because of the way you worded things SO dramatically, until shown otherwise I'm thinking you're simply a Karen.

Jussy.Lee 4

OP, here. 👋 I used dramatic wording because this is a humor site, and I wanted to make my post at least somewhat amusing to read. My son is in a special education class. There are only six other kids in his class, so his teacher is not overloaded. The teacher does struggle with the apps the school uses for distance learning, but his attempts to improve took 2 1/2 months. In the meantime he made no attempt to provide curriculm through mediums he was comfortable with, such as email or homework pickup in the school office. Instead he posted the same 7 short videos for the class to watch on their own time everyday. Once he was finally able to do class on Zoom, all he did was ramble and totally fail to engage these kids with special needs in developmentally appropriate ways. And when communicating with parents, he's often accidently given us incorrect information, such as wrong dates and times for certain meetings and school events. I do think he is a very nice man, and I truly hate to be critical of any teacher, especially during these times. But he is truly such a bumbling mess that I don't feel okay having my son (who cannot advocate for himself) in his class. The only reason I haven't pulled my son out is because there is an awesome TA who works alongside the teacher at all times.

in many areas of the world the special needs teachers aren't specifically educated for that the local school system will just throw whatever available teacher into that slot it's time to go to a school board meeting and let them know exactly what is going on it's obvious he's not trained for special needs children

I was going to type a very similar resto yours. I agree with everything you said.

my MIL is a preschool teacher who had to do video learning with the children. if it weren't for my FIL, she'd be an incompetent mess, too.