» Why I Hated Meredith’s First Grade Teacher: An Open Letter to America’s Teachers Kylene Beers

24 Aug

When my first born headed off to first grade, 21 years ago, she held my hand as we walked down the hallway of Will Rogers Elementary School in the Houston Independent School District. We walked into Ms. Miner’s room and Meredith’s steps grew more hesitant. This wasn’t the University of Houston Child Care Center, the place she had gone for years while I was a doctoral student at UH. This place looked different – bigger, more official. There were big-kid desks pushed together in clusters. And though there were centers, they were not the dress-up center or the cooking center or nap center or water play center of the Child Care Center. More…

via » Why I Hated Meredith’s First Grade Teacher: An Open Letter to America’s Teachers Kylene Beers.

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One Response to “» Why I Hated Meredith’s First Grade Teacher: An Open Letter to America’s Teachers Kylene Beers”

  1. Darlene Jenkins August 27, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

    I still remember one of the worst teachers I had was first grade. For years I couldn’t figure out why I felt she didn’t like me. I’ll never forget being punished for something I didn’t do even though I sat right in front of the teacher’s desk where she could see my every move. I was a quiet, shy child. But the best teacher was Miss Sears. I think she made every student in her third grade class special

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