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Old 09-13-2011, 07:47 PM
iteachbx iteachbx is offline
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I agree with what everyone has said, but I would also make sure you make it very clear to the students in his class that they should call you Miss LastName. Maybe if they're constantly calling you that around him he might catch on- or maybe they'll even start correcting him when he does it! Worst comes to worst, at least the kids will be calling you by the proper name.

My first name is a mystery to my students and I like it that way! lol
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:55 PM
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I think I would start calling him Mr. First Name.
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:19 PM
callmebob callmebob is offline
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You can't really give detention to the other teacher. I don't think that would be a very meaningful threat.
No, but his using the first name that way makes it seem as if students can do it. He needs to know that is not acceptable for students and what the result will be for them. If he can respect that she does not want it said in front of them that way, and after multiple times asking, then a very I'm gonna shove it down your throat if you don't do it right talk needs to happen. Just the way I would handle it if it went that far, but I don't ever see having an issue like that with a teacher.
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:33 PM
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I think I would start calling him Mr. First Name.
I think this is a really great idea.
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:59 PM
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Haha, thanks for the ideas. To clear up some confusion, he was calling me Miss firstname. It's understandable that he did this in the beginning, because all of our other specialists (the SLP, psych, OT, counselor, and PT) go by Miss/Mr. firstname. I also believe the special ed teacher that had this position before me went by Miss firstname. I would like to be called Miss lastname. We do have a couple regular ed teachers that go by Miss firstname too, but like I said it's just too preschool-ish for me. Honestly he's a really nice guy and I've never had any other problems with him- I don't think it's anything like seeing the specialists a certain way. I think it was just confusing because that's what all the other specialists go by. Well, I ended up doing this big activity with his class yesterday, and some of my students kept yelling at him when he said my first name. He apologized and said he was just so used to it he kept forgetting, and then let the kids come up with a "consequence" for him. They ended up telling him he had to do 10 push ups every time he called me the wrong name. He ended up doing it twice and the kids LOVED calling him out on it. I don't think it will be an issue in the future because they're simply not going to let him forget it. As for simply knowing what my first name is, that doesn't really bother me because our first and last names are right on our door name plates anyway, so the students would already know my first name. I just prefer they don't call me by it.
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Old 09-14-2011, 04:59 PM
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That's what I love about kids! They'll do your dirty work for you sometimes and it's great!!! My principal promised my students that she was going to watch a project and she didn't come. She told me that she forgot and it honestly REALLY upset me because I was so proud of the kids' work. WELL...the next time she visited my class after that, the kids were asking, "Where were you!?!? You were supposed to see our project!" I don't let them talk to adult disrespectfully, but I did secretly LOVED that they said what I so badly wanted to say!!!
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Old 09-14-2011, 05:19 PM
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Trust the kids to say what's on their minds! I love that he had to do push-ups. Kids love that type of thing.
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Old 09-14-2011, 05:27 PM
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He must be an old guy like me who forgets. I do two schools now so I have to remember all the kids names as I teach them all.
Sometimes when I keep messing up a kids name I will tell them "If I do it again you can hit me"
They give me the funniest looks.
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Old 09-14-2011, 06:26 PM
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[FONT=""][COLOR=""][SIZE=""]I love the push ups too. I'm glad it had a great outcome. I'm also glad that he really seemed to sincerely care that he messed up. I'm sure that made you feel better too.[/SIZE][/COLOR][/FONT]
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