When asked if it's your first year...

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  1. LMath85

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    Yeah. I had this ALL year. One parent insisted her daughter was failing because I was YOUNG. She would first call me, then she switched to guidance and finally would just call my AP. She was the only parent who gave me a problem and blamed me for their child failing. Meanwhile, the girl would cut mandatory tutoring & my class. Besides the fact that the mom never came up to see me for parent teacher night.

    All the other parents were very supportive that I was a young teacher (23yo).
     
  2. TeacherC

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    Did the principal set the parents straight? If they do move the girl, at least you don't have deal with the parents anymore, so it might be a blessing. Good luck! :blush:
     
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    I was honest. I think the parents appreciated that. At the end of that year the parents and students said I was the most creative teacher they ever had.
     
  4. dumbdiety

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    Hey don't feel bad! This is my third year at this school, I'm grade chair and the parents STILL assume I'm someone's big brother at open house! I'm 28, but I could still pass for a High School Senior!
    Oh well, I still get carded, that makes me feel good.... :D
     
  5. born2teach84

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    I was never asked if it was my first year...my kids did ask though many times and I would tell them. :) I am 23 and I was 21 my first year and I look like I am 12 years old so I was very suprised :)

    I think it all depends on how you act and how forward you are with them. If you seem to know your stuff they wont quesiton you :)

    good luck!!
     

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