Needs to go!
There is a way to adequately educate special needs students, but our MPS aren't doing it-especially not for those students of color. When poor parents and parents of color fight for their children they are seen as aggressive...They are treated as if they don't know what they are talking about.
Paraprofessionals leaving for more money or insurance. Most are looking for a better paying job with a eager atmosphere.
Realistically, there are a limited number of ways to individualize teaching. Moreover, a classroom is not a therapist's office.Think of special education as Individuals with Disabilities. Two problems that the MPS system as a whole loom particularly large in special ed. First is the UFT's resistance to greater accountability for its members. Rather than transferring incompetent paraprofessionals to the hallway or to other schools. These are kids that need routine. The great failing of special ed is not only that it costs so much, not only that it astes so much money on useless evaluation and paperwork, but most of all that it does almost no noticeable good for perhaps half the pupils it serves, hasn't any idea how to do them good, and is forbidden by law to include them in the first place. Teachers have to be certified in special ed the model continues.
YOU ARE FIRED... YOU SAID IT TO ME... I HAD NO JOB... I GOT TO COLLECT...
A good special education teacher communicates. They communicate with the students, their parents, their other teachers, their therapist and on and on.
Hey Principals, When you lose good teachers, that's on you. It really matters when good teachers leave. Except for all those teachers who really are sick of kids, we are, as schools and as a system, losing teachers we need. Then the school will leave a special needs teacher who is not nice to the children and many staff have complained.
A great teacher should love educating students, and one of the principal goals many teachers set for themselves is to be the best educator they can be.
I think not. MHS is a sinking ship and one in particular Special Needs Teacher is the Edmund Fitzgerald. Every para in her class left within a very short span. Two black,keyword black and two white. Why? Good question. She's up to her old ways of treating certain paraprofessionals and certain students unfairly and at times is cruel. This is the second time CT has had an investigation on this third year teacher without creds. Time to rethink retaining her and placing the school and students in an unprofessional atmosphere never mind the liaility. Think of it, not one para would work with her. Took any stinking job just to get the flock out. Speaks volumes. Is anybody with half a brain listening because that's all it takes is half to see what's right in front of their face, she even removed her lawn jockey. But CT will keep her because CT also calls the kettle black of course she uses vulgar names. Just ask anyone who attended the meeting with CT last fall at the Roosevelt.
And we are supposed to vote an Override for the schools which have been mismanaged for years by a racist old lady. Taymore never should have been given a new contract. She was blackmailing Dolan. Send your kids to the Charter or St. Mary’s
The teacher is the one to set the example in the classroom. Knowing how to connect with others, being empathetic when to speak and when to listen.To learn the Art of conversation is to actually do it, with peers and other varied and/diverse people. What is wrong with the two coaches in this room? Some research shows as many as 85 percent of students with disabilities can master general-education in school, which are valuable in life.
To teach in special needs you need to have, 1. Patience 2. Organization 3. Creativity 4. Acceptance 5. Intuitive and Calming Nature. If more than one incident with children needing precise care from the Special Education Department conscience should of been addressed. Life skills not taught in school, which are valuable in life today. You have to work on a professional persona and establish a strong professional direction. I worked in this department for over 30 years.
Jealousy is not a pretty color people. #Be Best...
Tenure also provides some protection for this teacher often at the conclusion of a review the teacher's performance. Tenure does not guarantee that a teacher may retain a particular position nor does it provide indefinite employment. Dismissal For Cause: A school must show cause in order to dismiss a teacher who has attained tenure status. The administration is hiring anyone for any position in the schools.
Workplace Bullying in Schools Project "the bully steals the dignity, self-esteem, confidence, joy, happiness, and quality of life of tye targeted victim". And when the target is an educator, it is a great injustice" because the bully deprives students of a caring adult who is crucial to their education.
Clean the swamp and Melrose will change. Yes we can.
Always tell the truth. Your real qualification need to be enough to get the job you want. To become a teacher, you need certain credentials in each state. This maybe common sense to some, but a reminder never hurt: Compose yourself with restraint.
Ha! Shawna Carr bye bye. Don't let the door hit you in the a$$ On the way out of MHS.
She should have been gone two years ago when the African American mentors and certain students where racially harassed by her. For two additional years those students went through he'll.
Why did they keep someone like this and not let them go in their first year:
Connections - friend of Carrie Berman
Racist System - CT will never admit how racially hostile the system is
Do the right thing- NEVER
Notify the OCR - NOPE cover up
Fire a whistleblower - yup for reporting
People to lie for her - Kathy Bourque. To me she's worse than SC
I know. It was K that was suposed to be representing you against the lies SC spread about you Rita because you spoke out. Then K would go and tell SC and Carrie Berman exactly what you said and the union strategies. K put in writing negative statements about you at Farrell's request so mgt could fire you. K is not a good person. She breached her duty of fair representation. She colluded with mgt to get you fired. That's why she was removed as an officer and is no longer a member in good standing. The lies K told about people where atrocious. K should be gone as well.
Always tell the truth.
I am an upset parent that the district debates special need children. I'm very angry as a parent with a special needs child. These kids they just don't understand they have a lot of difficulties. At the end of the day, this is all about money. And they're using it against the kids who need help the most. The special needs department and the coaches in this classroom wake up!
Let's get the spelling and contact info for this one correct, since this scoop on this bad actor should be factual:
Cari Berman 6-12 Special Education Dept. Chair (781) 462-3221
She's another of the bad admins who are hurting some of the most vulnerable children with her incompetence and lack of caring. Instead of being promoted by CT, she should have been sent packing, IMHO.
Hahaha Two Years too late with your info. Way to show you really know what you are talking about.
CB is Vice Principal? I believe she is to obtain a Bachelor's Degree. Most vice principals start their career as teachers...Most states require a couple of years experience teaching before one can gain licensure as a vice principal. The challenges of running a school are never ending. You may be the first line of a teacher losing or keeping her job. I recollect Taymore gave her the title.
this is the info that the district posts online today
Thinking before you speak or do something. It's about knowing that every day, the choices we make can and will affect our lives. It's about being accountable for our choices in life. We have the right to make our decisions every day, and every day is a new day.
After you make the exact same post 4000 times it starts to get a little old.
Freedom Of Speech so mind your own business. The real story is Melrose schools have fallen apart and who will pick them up again? The teachers, paras and secretaries are being forced by the union to vote yes or else on the override. Propaganda again...
The Division of Special Education and Student Services Provides technical expertise and leadership in the area of professional development, parental involvement, and the interpretation of federal and state. The office of Specialized Education Facilities under PWL has downright FAILED the Melrose schools.
The one that none of them can hide a major scandal.So may be it is time for the Call for the resignation of Cyndy Taymore.
You may not be able to change the behavior of others, but you can at least learn to effectively deal with
them to minimize the impact and suffering on you, your confidence, and your work. Avoid pointing fingers, rolling your eyes, invading the person's personal space, and crossing your arms.
Did another teacher from middle or high school just leave to go to concord for more money?
Hey, kids aren't failing school-school is failing kids. For many kids, what they learn in high school isn't preparing them for success in college or in their career. A new report delves into how our education system is letting them down. "It doesn't cost one penny more to have higher expectations for kids, to actually believe that kids-low-income kids, kids of color, English-language learners-can succeed." Are they asking questions, or zoning out during a lecture that requires no participation?-and ensure that their lessons are pulling kids forward, not letting them stay stuck.
1. Parents are not involved enough.
2. Schools are closing left and right.
3. Our schools are overcrowded.
4. Technology comes with its downsides.
5. There is a lack of diversity in gifted education.
6. School spending is stagnant, even in our improving economy.
7. We are still using the teacher training methods of yesterday.
8. There is a lack of teacher education innovation.
9. Some students are lost to the school-to-prison pipeline.
10. There is a nationwide college-gender gap, and surprisingly, we are not focusing on it.
11. We still do not know how to handle high school dropouts.
12. We have not achieved education equity.
13. Technology brings a whole new dimension to cheating.
14. We still struggle with making teacher tenure benefit both the students and teachers.
15. More of our schools need to consider year-round schooling.
16. We are still wrestling the achievement gap.
17. We need to consider how school security measures affect students.
18. We need to make assistive technology more available for students with disabilities.