Discussion in 'General Education' started by Backroads, Nov 2, 2017.
Nov 6, 2017
Keep in mind that there is such a thing as informed consent. A doctor does not simply make medical decisions any way they see fit. The parents of a child being treated absolutely get a say in the treatment.
Glad the meeting went well.
If a parent is ever going "over your head" try not to take it personally. One of the most precious things in their lives is in your care. Imagine if you had a car worth $100k which you were told you were going to have to lend out daily to a virtual stranger -- and that next year it would be a different stranger. Possibly six different strangers. And that even if there were issues/dents/accidents, they might still be driving your car unless you could prove they'd broken a traffic law.
Nov 7, 2017
Congrats on the resolution to the situation.
I'm so glad things worked out for the best!
Nov 8, 2017
Glad it all worked out for you and the student.
Nov 10, 2017
I frequently tell kids that I bet their parents use lots of tylenol. One parent called my principal and said the kid came home and told her I SAID she was on drugs. When he told me I had to laugh. He said it wasnt funny to him,. I told him I would call her. WHEN I finally reached her she said it was all good.
Why would you say something like that?
I think it's all in good fun. I think the parent is crazy for starting at the principal before taking it up with the teacher though. These people don't follow chain of command.
Nov 11, 2017
It is good fun to insult someone?
I tell you what. After teaching 40 years the least of my worries are parents with panties in a wad or the sensitivity of an 8 year old that behaves like a 3 year old. Back in the day when you could actually use all the tools in the teacher box to correct behaviors I didn't have to use sarcasm or the time out bench or the dreaded lecture so much. Now days I call em like I see em. Btw I am the most beloved "coach"in the district. Most of the kids I teach are the children of people I taught. Even a few grandkids now....
That isn't sarcasm. That is an insult. Most of the kids just aren't old enough to catch on to it yet.
It's probably #9 on my list of "Ten Fun Things". So yes, but maybe not quite as high on my list as rollercoasters or snow cones. Does that make sense?
Yes. That makes sense. You enjoy insulting people and apparently think it is acceptable to do to a young child as part of the job.
That's an insult!!!!
Nov 29, 2017
As a site administrator, I can definitely say that many parents’ first thought when something goes awry is, “I’m calling the principal!”
When I get a complaint from a parent about a teacher, I’d say more than 90% of the parents haven’t addressed the issue with the teacher at all! Ridiculous!
Nov 30, 2017
I've discovered that often the admin knows that the parent is sort of off the wall, and he moves the child to another class just to keep the parent from being a pain in the neck to the current teacher. Usually after that the parent will calm down, because they know they better not make waves again.
While difficult, don't take it personally. The parent did go over your head--on purpose. That's usually what modern parents who want "poor Johnny" catered to seem to do. Although I'm in high school, I had a similar situation in which the parent finally succeeded in persuading the principal in removing her son from my class over a 100% non-issue. It depends on what the principal is willing to deal with from the parent and how far the parents are willing to make an issue out of nothing. Let it pass; don't think too much about it whatever the final decision may be.
Then you insulted yourself because I just agreed and paraphrased what you said.
How was your Thanksgiving bud?
My Thanksgiving was very nice. Thanks for asking.
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