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I wasn't sure whether or not to publish this comment, but I finally decided it was so ridiculous it deserved it's own post. My favorite part is how after calling me "undereducated" and implying my students are "DOOMED!" she signs off by saying, "no harm is meant." Thanks for reading Lisa:
I am surely the kind of person that believes in working hard to help educate our children. I have raised 4 sons to adults. I see how long this page has been here and it saddens me! The fact that this teacher says that the "child" had some kind of "inhuman" response is dangerous. This teacher needs to look up the word. The word inhuman means cruel. The child was showing “elation”, a normal response for a child. Look it up! This teacher seems to be undereducated. The fact that the teacher admits that he or she is "not often" connecting to the students also shows that. If the teacher is not connecting with the students it will make it harder for the child to learn. Now finally, the reason I stopped to read this blog in the first place is I thought it was a joke or a comedy! I believed that most adults would know that the title of this blog was written in BAD English, so it couldn’t be real. It should read "Are" Our Children Learning?" not "Is Our...” When I saw that a supposed degree holding teacher wrote this, it really hurt! If this is the type of teachers that are out there, this generation coming up now are doomed! Teacher no harm is meant, but please get a mentor! GOD BLESS YOU!
-Lisa

Comments

Grumpy said…
Lisa - this one is for you.


1. Get a life.
2. Read up on the general news – especially about what is happening in education
3. Some words you ought to ‘look up’
irony
parody
humor
Yes, the phrase Is our children learning is, admittedly, bad grammar, but it is also a famous example of bad grammar. If you took the trouble reading the text on the blog’s graphic header, you would discover a fact known, probably to 80% of the grade-level educated and well-read portion of our population, that the phrase was uttered by none other than our “Education” president, GW Bush.

Two additional comments.

The teacher said that it was rare for him to connect to his students PERSONALLY in class. He did not say he rarely connected. There is a HUGE difference. With 30 plus students in a class, it is hard to forge the time to get to know them all personally.

As a matter of good versus bad grammar, your phrase I am surely the kind of person that believes in working hard to help educate our children should, properly, read:
I am surely the kind of person WHO

No harm meant

I’d be happy to be YOUR mentor, grammar-wise, and keeping-up-with-things-wise.
Grumpy said…
Lisa - this one is for you.


1. Get a life.
2. Read up on the general news – especially about what is happening in education
3. Some words you ought to ‘look up’
irony
parody
humor
Yes, the phrase Is our children learning is, admittedly, bad grammar, but it is also a famous example of bad grammar. If you took the trouble reading the text on the blog’s graphic header, you would discover a fact known, probably to 80% of the grade-level educated and well-read portion of our population, that the phrase was uttered by none other than our “Education” president, GW Bush.

Two additional comments.

The teacher said that it was rare for him to connect to his students PERSONALLY in class. He did not say he rarely connected. There is a HUGE difference. With 30 plus students in a class, it is hard to forge the time to get to know them all personally.

As a matter of good versus bad grammar, your phrase I am surely the kind of person that believes in working hard to help educate our children should, properly, read:
I am surely the kind of person WHO


No harm meant

I’d be happy to be YOUR mentor, grammar-wise, and keeping-up-with-things-wise.
Meg said…
Oh Lord. I guess Lisa didn't notice the second line of text in the title which clearly states that President Bush made the original statement. Maybe she should take it up with him.

Either that or the post was a joke.

Anyway, I love your blog. Keep up the good work. You are doing a great job!
Linda said…
Wow! Someone obviously had a lot of issues before actually reading one short blog post. The word "inhuman" wasn't referring to the student, but to the way young students don't see their teachers as being regular people with lives. There was nothing negative in the blog post at all . . . it had to be coming from the reader. I'm glad your sense of humor is intact.

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