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Old 03-12-2010, 05:02 PM
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Teacher writes loser on 6 grader's paper

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Rex Roland teaches sixth graders at Enka Middle School in Candler, N.C.
Patty Clement says her child was repeatedly bullied by Roland in class and she wants it to stop.
Clement says on a November vocabulary assignment Roland wrote the word "loser" after correcting the paper.
Just a few weeks ago, another graded assignment made its way home, and at the top of the page was the word "loser" underlined twice
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:14 PM
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:18 PM
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OMG!!! That poor child, it's bad enough to be bullied by your classmates, but your teacher!!
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:40 PM
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Teacher should be fired! I wonder which cracker jack box he pulled his degree from. That child is beautiful!! Teacher says his way of joking, I assume if a child told him you are a loser he would have the child in the office quickly.

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Old 03-12-2010, 05:42 PM
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Ugh teacher's like this are the reason I am so against teacher strikes and teachers' unions. Teachers like this are protected by the system until they finally royally screw up.
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:48 PM
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OMG! I can not belive an adult in charge of educating kids would do something like that.
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:50 PM
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not only did he write loser, but -20%. Then the article goes on to say SOME parents actually defend this guys style of teaching because it helps him relate to the kids? What kids? The ones who don't learn respect that we'll be reading about here 20 years from now?

This teacher needs to be fired, never be allowed to teach again and stay away from ANY employment putting him around children.

Un real.

I wonder what the school board will have to say about this.
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:51 PM
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You're fired!

That's what the school board should be saying. This man has no business being around children. Especially middle schoolers ! (That takes a very special teacher indeed.)

If he wants to see a he should look in the mirror. A grown man picking on a 13yo! LAME!
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:52 PM
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Wow. The lack of professionalism is staggering.
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:56 PM
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:59 PM
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You know how some teachers put a gold star on homework, or maybe have a neat stamp, for if you do well? My 2nd grade teacher had a *frown* face stamp for homework if you didn't do well. One of my friends used to give her homework to her parents upside down, hoping they'd think it was a smiley face.

The 'loser' bit is much worse, though.
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:05 PM
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You don't have to give positive reinforcement, especially if it isn't warranted. I'm not one of those teachers who is all lovey-dovey, protect their self-esteem at all costs types. Name calling crosses the line, though. Be specific. -20% for what? For incomplete sentences? Lack of adequate research? Weak thesis statement? What does a child learn from "loser?" Not a thing. Or, maybe, that his teacher is an a$$hole.
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:30 PM
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Unprofessional to say the least. I would be extremely upset if this were my child. If he can write something like this on a homework assignment, I'm afraid to hear how he verbally communicates to his students.

Some teachers criticism of students can be long lasting. I do hope this one won't for the young man.
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This is absolutely ridiculous. How can he still be teaching?

We already have enough problems with bullying in our schools. And very young children committing suicide.

If a teacher calls students losers, that makes the kids think that it is okay to call their peers losers. If one student feels that his or her friends all think they are a loser, and their teacher thinks they are a loser, that doesn't make for very good self esteem.

Fire this teacher now before he is responsible for the suicide of a student.
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This guy needs to go. The really scary part is that he wasn't afraid of the parents or of school authorities. Most bullies at least try not to get caught.

If he's this undisciplined and is throwing things, he's a security risk. He could snap and harm someone.

This mother should have demanded that her child be transferred to a new teacher when this started.
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Old 03-12-2010, 08:24 PM
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You don't have to give positive reinforcement, especially if it isn't warranted. I'm not one of those teachers who is all lovey-dovey, protect their self-esteem at all costs types. Name calling crosses the line, though. Be specific. -20% for what? For incomplete sentences? Lack of adequate research? Weak thesis statement? What does a child learn from "loser?" Not a thing. Or, maybe, that his teacher is an a$$hole.
Exactly! Explain the grade, don't criticise. And what exactly does -20% mean? is that a grade of 80% or actually 20 percent less than a zero?

Based on this teachers thinking and way of teaching, I can only imagine some kid thinking it is OK to call someone a loser on say a job interview or to his coworkers one day. What do people think an education is for?

Sounds like he really needs to spend a few hours a day taping himself, calling himself the loser and playing the tape watching himself telling himself such things. Wonder how it helps his esteem?

I won't call him a loser, just a jerk!

and how about this: CAREER OVER!
That is if he ever thought of teaching as a career.
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Old 03-12-2010, 08:25 PM
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I bet there will be parents and teachers who fight for this idiot to stay... they'll claim we don't know the "real Mr. ____" ugh. He makes teachers look bad, and that's all we need
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Boy, does this take me back to someplace I don't want to be. My son had a teacher in 6th grade who wrote - in red - "Careless Mistakes" at the top of one of his papers. So far, okay, BUT the *&^%^ sent the paper home, not in an envelope, with a neighbor boy as my son was off sick that week.

Mind you, I was in the school once or twice every week as a volunteer, so she could have given the paper to me. Pulled both my children out of that school for the next grades because this was not the only instance of ridiculing a child that I had observed while in the school and not just my children.

That poor child who was called a loser. The idiot teacher needs to be doing something else with his life than bullying young children.
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:29 PM
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What the heck is wrong with this teacher? Kids today are being bullied to death! Children are committing suicide over bullying or snapping and shooting up their schools and killing others over bullying. How dare he write "Loser" on this boys paper. Kids today need self-esteem boosts not having an authority figure cutting them down. I say fire the guy.
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You know how some teachers put a gold star on homework, or maybe have a neat stamp, for if you do well? My 2nd grade teacher had a *frown* face stamp for homework if you didn't do well. One of my friends used to give her homework to her parents upside down, hoping they'd think it was a smiley face.

The 'loser' bit is much worse, though.
My high school spanish teacher used to hand back papers and would loudly say "el stinko" when he handed someone a paper with a bad grade.

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Thinking along the lines of what I think this teacher is trying to do, while I do not agree with his approach.

That saying a little humiliation never hurt anyone. Before you jump on me, I mean the child who wants everything done for him and that imo, is best left to a parent to decide. Not a teacher.

Now, if I were this kids mother. I would completely turn this around on the teacher. I would sit down and explain to my child why I thought the teacher made the decision he did, what was right and wrong about it age appropriately. I would make sure my child understood what I was hoping to demonstrate for him.....

and if I felt my child were capable. I would utilize this opportunity as a parent to teach my child a lesson in self empowerment. The two of us would approach the school board and hopefully many other parents. Then I would allow my child ( if he or she wanted) to speak up and ask the teacher just how to explain his decision if the roles were reversed.

Or at least I would find some way to explain to my child. a bully only bullies because they feel weak and they don't know how to express their feelings. In other words it is their feelings of inferiority..... and then I would ask this teacher who finds it OK TO TELL LITTLE KIDS THEY ARE LOSERS how he might feel if he was in X situation. Just so he can perhaps explain that he has a good reason and understands the shoe on the other foot.

then he can explain why he chose a career as a teacher and not a child pscyhologist and just why he thinks it is his business to take that approach and what avenues he has chosen before making this choice..... In a huge arena so ALL the parents can know just why his choice is so right.

that is what I would do.
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not only did he write loser, but -20%. Then the article goes on to say SOME parents actually defend this guys style of teaching because it helps him relate to the kids? What kids? The ones who don't learn respect that we'll be reading about here 20 years from now?

This teacher needs to be fired, never be allowed to teach again and stay away from ANY employment putting him around children.

Un real.

I wonder what the school board will have to say about this.
helps him relate to bully kids im sure.

what a pos.
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humiliation never hurt anyone?

oh i forgot your a cubs fan
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Look, these words are thrown around too liberally. My students call each other horrible names and laugh, and often use things like the El Stinko comment, loser, gay, whatever... we've all used words like this to ridicule each other, or quietly make snide comments in the home.

It goes beyond comprehension why a teacher would try to speak like his students to relate to them instead of model appropriate behavior.

As a teacher, I use "code switching" all the time, using language like "madd much" and "that's ill" to drive a point or make an impact sometimes. Kids remember the content this way. However, I can't understand why this teacher would call a kid a loser even in jest. Just wrong, black and white.

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humiliation never hurt anyone?

oh i forgot your a cubs fan
and now I remember why you might relate.
You had Bill Buckner too.

and you half quoted me. I said " a little " first, in other words everything in moderation.
Just to make sure I clarify what I meant to say. Hey Hey!
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