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Comments (18)

  1. Great idea!

    • Keep the sprit!

  2. How can we get psycho-kids out of our schools? These STUPID parents keep dropping them off for free baby-siting and these scary kids do nothing but cause havoc and pain to others all day long.They are unable to learn because they spend the entire day kicking walls and teachers,and screeching at the tpo of their lungs. They need to be in facilities where staight jackets will protect innocent others from being abused by these bi-polar maniacs.I am talking about kids 4-8 years old.Our wonderful educators cannot do their jobs and normal kids cannot learn because of these non-stop outbursts.There just has to be a law passed,and as quickly as possible to prohibit dangerous children from being enrolled in a regular school.

    • Wow. Tell me you are not a teacher! What about compassion and working with a team of professionals to help those children? Every one of them is someone’s son or daughter and deserves our best efforts to help them make it in society. Take a deep breath and contact people in your district who can help, or in your intermediate school district, or a child advocate in a social service agency. Most parents are doing the best they can with what they know–they need our support not our condemnation.

      • Jackie is right. I have been teaching for 14 years. I am a great teacher and my students love me, but the children are getting worse every year and teaching is getting more difficult since we have to spend too much time managing bad behavior. Many parents are NOT doing the best they can. They need parenting skills and cause much of the problems we deal with in the classroom.

        • From a general education teacher to me (a special educator)…ANYONE can teach the highly motivated student. It takes a “real” teacher to reach the “hard to teach”. Yes…general education teachers need support, but these are CHILDREN that deserve the best from all of us. You should be receiving support of special educators…but also keep in mind that in many states therapy, medication, treatment for mental health issues is not covered.
          Also remember that your general education students will copy your attitude…hopefully of compassion, concern and support. You are their best example.

    • Are you from a school district where you get a full continuum of services? Do you have special school placements? As a teacher of behavior disorder students I feel they need love and logic. You can take the training it will help you as a general education teacher as well. All students need is structure. Look up
      9 Essential Skills for the Love and Logic Classroom. What a great training!

      • Love and Logic does not work on all students

    • Psycho kids?? I cannot believe that comment is coming from an educator!

  3. Where would you be today if an educator had not taken an interest in you?

  4. Want that shirt. Looking forward to reading the newsletter. All the best.

  5. Tell me you can still love pscho-brat that decides to bite you when she does not even KNOW you and you have to rush out and get a tetanus shot and hope that your heart (that is already under strain)does not get infected! Sure there are facilities,however,there has to be a line drawn somewhwere so our regular children whose parents think they are getting an unencumbered education are truly getting that which they deserve.

  6. I think you hit the nail on the head whey you said that the child does not even know you. Have you formed a relationship with the child? Eric Jensen (Teaching with the Brain in Mind) and John Medina (Brain Rules) have uncovered for educators the scientific proof that what educators thought earlier was true…using MRI’s scientists have unleashed the fact that all learning is tied to emotion, so forming relationships with children and building a learning community is important to learning (we already knew this, but now there is quantitative evidence). If children are not in a safe environment, then they are not able to learn. Have you started to get to know the children? “We should find our students interesting.” ~Dr. Reuven Feuerstein. (P.S. What do you classify a ‘regular child’ to be?)

  7. Ummm….Jackie….you could get bit anywhere…not just a school….and it does sound as if your heart is under strain. Perhaps Education is not your field any longer. The joy, and yes sometimes, frustration, of our publice education is FAPE. Obviously the child is in need of some structure. Not sure of your postition, or the circumstances leading to the bite. In my 27+ plus years as a Special and Regular Education Teacher, I have been bit, scratched, punched, slapped, knocked over, had a gun pointed at me, locked in a room with a BD student, thrown up on, urinated on, and even literally shat upon!!! I would not trade a minute!!! I know I did not change EVERY student I worked with, but I reached many; and by reaching the student; I was able to reach the family. I empathize with your view that a line must be drawn. What does your Senator say?? How does your superintendent respond when you approach him/her with your concerns? How does your principal encourage training and empathy in your school????
    I would start with firing you for calling ANY child a psycho brat. Then mandate you get some training and couseling. Obviously you have some displaced anger issues.
    Hugs to you!!!!

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  10. I am a retired high school teacher and Jackie described exactly how I felt and still feel about the psycho kids. The main problem with them is that they have no guidance at all at home, if a school problem arises, the child is alwys in the right, according to the parent, then most of the time the adminitraters will not supprt the teacher. The laws regarding these special education children protects them from disciplines that they deserve, my most intense concern is how can we be left in peace enough to teach the children who want to learn and dserve to be taught and they will be the people who will be successful out in life, and every minuete that we must sacrafice trying to get psychos quite that is time lost . There sould be places for them, because the future leaders of this country sould be able to get the best education possible,;

  11. Great idea!

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