"Correcting" a teacher in front of the child.....opinions...

Discussion in 'General Education' started by ecteach, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. ecteach

    ecteach Devotee

    Joined:
    May 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,152
    Likes Received:
    67

    Nov 2, 2014

    A fellow teacher said something really rude to one of my students Friday. He dressed as a fireman for Halloween and she said, "You should have dressed up like the devil you are." This child and this teacher have had a lot of issues, and this child shouldn't even be in my class, but mom refused to let him go to her class again. (We keep kids the whole time they are in elementary school).

    I immediately said, "No,______________ is a good boy. Please don't talk about him like that." She then rolled her eyes, and said something about me being too soft on him.

    Some other teachers commented that they were surprised that I "stood up" for my student, because I am a very quiet person normally. It was only then that I wondered.....did I do the right thing? Would you stick up for a student, and correct a teacher in front of the child in a situation like this?
     
  2.  
  3. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2001
    Messages:
    24,956
    Likes Received:
    2,108

    Nov 2, 2014

    You might be the only one who has ever stood up for him.:thumb:
     
  4. catnfiddle

    catnfiddle Moderator

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Messages:
    8,364
    Likes Received:
    1,500

    Nov 2, 2014

    You absolutely did the right thing, and I would keep some documentation on that incident, possibly sharing your concerns with your supervisor. That just isn't right.
     
  5. Ms.Blank

    Ms.Blank Companion

    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Messages:
    249
    Likes Received:
    3

    Nov 2, 2014

    Wow...that is mind-blowing. You absolutely did the right thing. I can't believe admin hasn't stepped in already, if this teacher is like this with the student. I doubt it's the first time.
     
  6. swansong1

    swansong1 Virtuoso

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    6,593
    Likes Received:
    1,497

    Nov 2, 2014

    Heck, yes! You did the right thing. Shame on that teacher!!
     
  7. YoungTeacherGuy

    YoungTeacherGuy Phenom

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2007
    Messages:
    4,304
    Likes Received:
    1,281

    Nov 2, 2014

    Absolutely!!! :2cents:
     
  8. ku_alum

    ku_alum Aficionado

    Joined:
    May 24, 2008
    Messages:
    3,513
    Likes Received:
    15

    Nov 2, 2014

    You did the right thing.
     
  9. a2z

    a2z Maven

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    5,884
    Likes Received:
    1,803

    Nov 2, 2014

    There are times not to correct a teacher in front of students. This was not one of them. You were part of this conversation or in close enough proximity that she knew you would hear.

    She sounds like a piece of work.
     
  10. brigidy

    brigidy Comrade

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2006
    Messages:
    391
    Likes Received:
    0

    Nov 2, 2014

    You stood up for yourself and your student! Pat yourself on the back..job well done!
     
  11. 3Sons

    3Sons Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2007
    Messages:
    2,018
    Likes Received:
    178

    Nov 2, 2014

    Agreed. Teachers can't be allowed to bully students without challenge.
     
  12. teach1

    teach1 Companion

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2014
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    0

    Nov 2, 2014

    That sounds like a terrible form of bullying and I would document it and bring it to the attention of my admin. I can't believe this is being allowed.
     
  13. readingrules12

    readingrules12 Aficionado

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2010
    Messages:
    3,043
    Likes Received:
    513

    Nov 2, 2014

    Yes, you did the right thing, and I am sure it wasn't easy to stand up to her. Good for you for standing up for your student.
     
  14. EMonkey

    EMonkey Connoisseur

    Joined:
    May 10, 2008
    Messages:
    1,592
    Likes Received:
    4

    Nov 2, 2014

    Absolutely you did the right thing. I am sure it was not easy, and agree start documenting the comments.
     
  15. PinkCupcake

    PinkCupcake Cohort

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011
    Messages:
    654
    Likes Received:
    1

    Nov 2, 2014

    Any teacher who would dare say a thing like that to a child is disgusting and vile in my opinion. She shouldn't be in a classroom anywhere.
     
  16. teacherintexas

    teacherintexas Maven

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2005
    Messages:
    5,278
    Likes Received:
    746

    Nov 2, 2014

    You did the right thing. The other teacher is not a nice person.
     
  17. bros

    bros Phenom

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    4,105
    Likes Received:
    68

    Nov 3, 2014

    Teachers who bully students are utterly repugnant individuals. Report them to admin.
     
  18. Rox

    Rox Cohort

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    586
    Likes Received:
    19

    Nov 3, 2014

    I would have called the state child abuse hotline, or whatever mandated reporters are supposed to do. When an adult insults a child, it is emotional and verbal abuse. She probably does it more often when other adults are not around.
     
  19. Peregrin5

    Peregrin5 Maven

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2011
    Messages:
    5,770
    Likes Received:
    1,002

    Nov 3, 2014

    :agreed:
     
  20. kcjo13

    kcjo13 Phenom

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Messages:
    4,395
    Likes Received:
    7

    Nov 3, 2014

    You just showed that student that there is someone in his world that cares about him. Kudos to you!
     
  21. ecteach

    ecteach Devotee

    Joined:
    May 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,152
    Likes Received:
    67

    Nov 3, 2014

    Thanks everyone. This child is totally non-verbal. Sometimes I think people think they can get away with being mean to these kids because they can't tell anyone.
     
  22. a2z

    a2z Maven

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    5,884
    Likes Received:
    1,803

    Nov 3, 2014

    OK I was angry before. Now I am furious! She said this to someone who can't defend himself if he wanted to. I'd report her asap for bullying a child with disabilities.
     
  23. kcjo13

    kcjo13 Phenom

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Messages:
    4,395
    Likes Received:
    7

    Nov 4, 2014

    Wait, what? That's a game changer. I would most definitely be having a sit down with that teacher. With an admin present.
     
  24. Ms.Blank

    Ms.Blank Companion

    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Messages:
    249
    Likes Received:
    3

    Nov 4, 2014

    Definitely agree. It makes me angry that this person is allowed to oversee children :(
     
  25. bros

    bros Phenom

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    4,105
    Likes Received:
    68

    Nov 4, 2014

    Yeah, this further development makes me rather furious.

    The teacher should definitely get examined with a fine tooth comb to make sure she isn't doing this to any other students.
     
  26. scholarteacher

    scholarteacher Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2008
    Messages:
    1,684
    Likes Received:
    39

    Nov 4, 2014

    You absolutely did the right thing! That teacher should be written up!
     
  27. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2007
    Messages:
    17,362
    Likes Received:
    46

    Nov 4, 2014

    Given that he's nonverbal, I would definitely report.
     
  28. kaytea1203

    kaytea1203 Rookie

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2014
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0

    Nov 4, 2014

    Yes, I agree report it. Definitely not OK! This incident makes me sad. But thank you for standing up for the child. It's probably something he will remember for a lifetime :)
     
  29. TamiJ

    TamiJ Virtuoso

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    Messages:
    6,822
    Likes Received:
    187

    Nov 4, 2014

    You did the right thing. That was very, very wrong of that teacher to make such a horrible comment to that child. Whatever her feelings towards him, the child should never even suspect that she dislikes him. He is still worthy of respect.
     
  30. TamiJ

    TamiJ Virtuoso

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    Messages:
    6,822
    Likes Received:
    187

    Nov 4, 2014

    Agreed!
     

Share This Page

Members Online Now

  1. CaliforniaRPCV
Total: 283 (members: 1, guests: 266, robots: 16)
test