I am curious to know if the following five violations of which I was accused warrant the resulted write up I received that was reported from the teacher, to the school administrator, and finally to the superintendent. When I spoke with the superintendent, she did not mention any of these five points, but when I e mailed the teacher to apologize and to ask for more details about what I did wrong, she said the following five things stood out. I will now list these five, mostly using her exact words. 1. I specifically asked you NOT to write down the day's work on the board, yet when I walked in, there was a list of assignments. As I said, and wrote in the lesson plan please do not do this this. You did not follow my instruction. This is something I never do unless I am asked, so I must have missed the word NOT in the lesson plan, and thought she wanted me to do this. 2. It was explained to me that when you were working with my students on finding a rate-for each for math that you said, "Well I personally wouldn't work the math that far out." I am sorry Mr. -------, but that is NOT the attitude I expect another professional to have when working with math. My students, as those across the district, are expected to work their math problems to completion, and even able to create scenarios where the lesson would be applicable. The fact that my students, my classroom aide, and the Education Specialist all made comment about your statement, was of note, as the students started to get frustrated on " why do we.. when HE said..."so that , in reality created more work for me. I have no recollection of this, so I guess I plead guilty. I was probably trying to simplify the math for the students. Maybe I eliminated what I thought was an unnecessary step. I find it strange that this one sentence created so much controversy. 3. You left the key in the door lock. I realize the door is difficult to open, but leaving the key stuck in the door was irresponsible. Just because you were not able to remove it does not mean that someone with smaller hands could not ( trust me on this one). It was still in the lock past 8:30. I do not plead guilty here. I tried for five minutes to pull that key out, and there were no smaller hands around. I told the office secretary that I could not get the key out, and to please let the janitor know. It was the office secretary who let me down. 4. The students who needed your help the most, who were listed in the lesson plan received little, if any assistance on their work. I plead guilty here. I suppose I spent so much time with direct instruction that I over looked the ones who needed the most help. 5. Lastly, your comment about common core state standards stood out: " So what are uncommon core standards?" Might I suggest that comments like that be kept to places outside the educational setting? We are in a time of change, and for the better I expect, with regard to student learning AND teaching. Edit: I made this statement in the teachers' lounge, not the classroom. I do not know if this exact quote is accurate, but in my poor attempt at humor, and to obtain valid information, I have asked how these differ than the uncommon core standards. Again I plead guilty. So how bad are these violations. Did they warrant an official write up to the highest level?