...is a small taste of what I hear from one of my coworkers about her students on a daily basis. I don't know why, but it rubs me the wrong way, especially since I work with many of the kids she is talking about. Am I being too sensitive? Believe me, the kids get on my nerves all the time too, but isn't calling a six year old a b*tch (even if it is to another teacher) crossing the line? I know we teachers aren't perfect and I guess, MAYBE if it's a severe behavior problem, it could be very aggrevating, but I don't think the kids she works with are that bad. At least not from what I've seen. PLUS, she talks like that EVERYDAY. It's not like a couple isolated incidents. AND she does it during school hours. I confess, I have called a kid a bad name before (to my mother) I know it was wrong, but I did it away from work AND the kid used to sit next to my desk and talk about how he hoped me and other kids in the room would die. (he'd get very detailed. the admins from that year of course did nothing) The stuff she gets angry about is if they forget pencils, or their homework or if they are talking to a classmate instead of working. But, I don't know, somehow it just makes me feel uncomfortable everytime she uses words like b*tch, a**, etc to describe the kids, because, again, I work with some of the kids, and I'm thinking, "Really? Are they that awful EVERYDAY that you have to talk about them like that? Or am I being too sensitive? I mean everyone has their limits. Someone might think I'M being vulgar when I say stuff like, "Yeah, today Johnny was being so annoying! ARGH, does he EVER stop talking?!" EDIT: She also talks about parents sometimes too. Like, "Jessica is a little B, then I met her Mom and now I see why"