situation at the high school

Discussion in 'Substitute Teachers' started by rlbbas123, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. rlbbas123

    rlbbas123 Rookie

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    Jan 18, 2007

    Since we returned from the christmas break I have subbed for the high school several times. First instance: guys in class kept attempting to carry on a casual conversation. I felt annoyed by this and kept directing them to take their conversation in a different direction: thus,l didn't want to discuss anything with them. Then, next day as I was preparing for a class period, I heard a student say as he passed by the door: Hey, she's subbing again, your awesome , I couldn't help but turn my head and role my eyes. I know this isn't drastic, but then today. A student in one of my class periods goes, Hey do you know so an so, I thought no, I really don't pay that close attention to anyone's names unless they are a huge "problem" student, ya know the ones that also disrupts class, anyway he goes on to say: He thinks your hot. My response was, I didn't think that comment was appropriate and did not want to hear anything like that again and to take his conversation into a different direction. My question is this, should I have gone to the principle, or left it alone after I told this student I didn't want to hear that again. I guess I felt embarrassed and uncomfortable. Any advice. Has anyone had this happen to them.
     
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  3. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    Jan 18, 2007

    Now he's been warned. From this point on, it follows channels, whatever they might be.

    I'm guessing you don't go straight to the principal though. Is there a dean? Could you ask another teacher about how things work?
     
  4. Shane Steinmetz

    Shane Steinmetz Rookie

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    Jan 19, 2007

    You felt embarassed and uncomfortable? Having a student discuss gossip that you're "hot" could be considered sexual harassment. I would discuss it with the principal before the situation grew anymore intense.
     
  5. MissFrizzle

    MissFrizzle Virtuoso

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    It's going to become a game to the kids, unless, you squash this one fast. Show them that they can not treat you this way. Bring it to the attention of the dean/principal.
     

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