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?