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Would you be open to having your children taught by a teacher with a disability?

By Twitchy . Created on 15 Dec, 2020
I have Tourette Syndrome and a number of other mental health conditions... but these have never negatively impacted my ability to interact and engage with students, however, many are still surprised when I say I am studying primary school teaching. Knowing this, would you be comfortable with me in the classroom?
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Totally, what a wonderful learning experiences for children!

Totally, what a wonderful learning experiences for children!

No, children shouldn't see role models with disabilities at school.

No, children shouldn't see role models with disabilities at school.

I don't mind as long as it doesn't negativitly affect my child's learning

I don't mind as long as it doesn't negativitly affect my child's learning

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Totally, what a wonderful learning experiences for children!
Joyce said a week ago
As long as that person has the correct teaching degree why would anyone care? A teacher is a teacher and I have nothing but praise for them for doing a difficult job. Not one I would like to do.
Totally, what a wonderful learning experiences for children!
Margaret said 4 weeks ago
Yes. We most of us have some sort of disability anyway just not obvious.
Daphne said on Dec 15, 2020
i would love to be able to inflict a disability on these people for say a week and then see how they would react to you whether they would learn a lesson or just bury their heads in the sand sy not my problem and i do not want you teaching my kids or would they change their minds you have as much right as any one else in this world so go for it and i wish ll the success in the world
I don't mind as long as it doesn't negativitly affect my child's learning
Mrs said on Dec 16, 2020
Hear hear.
Marion said 4 weeks ago
Totally and completely agree with you.
Totally, what a wonderful learning experiences for children!
David said on Dec 15, 2020
I am legally blind. What a discgusting response from so many people I bet you that I am better educated, smarter and sharper than all of those with such stupid attitudes. There are some things I can't do like drive a bus or fly a plane, but I bet you I could teach as well as any person with no vision loss if I were suitably qualified. You people disgust me.
I don't mind as long as it doesn't negativitly affect my child's learning
Mrs said on Dec 15, 2020
You possibly are. But disabilities, like abilities, do not a good teacher make. So having 2 children with different types of "differences" I say without hesitation - if it did not negatively impact them. My Daughter was very good with other kids with "differences" but not so good with "normals" She upset one of her best friends for berating her for insufficient effort. The friend did not have a drive to success = to...
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Totally, what a wonderful learning experiences for children!
David said on Dec 16, 2020
Tell you what M. Calling people "normal" even in inverted commas is a very bad way to start off. In addition, disabilities are not an issue. Abilities are the issue. You can either do something or you cannot. I can't drive. I can be a very good accountant and I know I would be a great teacher because I would know better than to cite silly little examples of one off situations with individuals who may or may not have...
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Totally, what a wonderful learning experiences for children!
Coleen said on Dec 15, 2020
Yes, I would be comfortable, no problems at all. I wish you all the very best!
Elizabeth said on Dec 15, 2020
Very interesting poll. It’s one question that has never crossed my mind. Not all disabled persons have a mental disability thus in my opinion thus would not be detrimental to a child’s learning. My daughter has dyslexia and was tutored by a teacher that had dyslexia herself, this was the best decision I ever made as the tutor understood and could teach on my daughter’s level
I don't mind as long as it doesn't negativitly affect my child's learning
Mrs said on Dec 15, 2020
As I and both of my children are dyslexic - I can totally relate to this. Was once asked by a teacher friend about how he could help a bright student of his with dyslexia. As he knew about our family situation and was the caring kind who tried to help all the kids who wanted to learn (and a few who didn;t)
I don't mind as long as it doesn't negativitly affect my child's learning
Mrs said on Dec 15, 2020
My daughter worked for a tutoring service after school in her senior school years. Some students and parents specifically asked for her, or got upset when she was not available. She is mildly autistic and understood "kids who were different".
I don't mind as long as it doesn't negativitly affect my child's learning
Susan Mckeever said on Dec 15, 2020
If the disability is in no way impacting my child's learning then I say that I would be all for it. I work with people with disabilities all day everyday and I don't think there is enough employers willing to offer someone with a disabillity a go. So I say Yes allow them to teach kids that it is ok if you are different or have a disability to do what you want to do as a profession.
Totally, what a wonderful learning experiences for children!
David said on Dec 15, 2020
How could a teacher with a disability negatively impact on your child's learning? Please elucidate, you clearly have something of an example in your mind or you wouldh't have made the statement.
I don't mind as long as it doesn't negativitly affect my child's learning
RaptorianTragedy said 3 weeks ago
"How could a teacher with a disability negatively impact on your child's learning?" Really David? REALLY?? How can a blind person manage the reading / writing / monitoring part of school? ...
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