Several years ago I was chatting with mother of a student. She was raving about what a great year her child was having with me. So was so pleased they ended up with me because her neighbor had such a horrible experience with her son's fourth grade teacher.
She proceeds to tell me these horror stories about this witch of a teacher who was verbally abusive to this poor little boy.
The mom was so glad her daughter had never had a teacher like that because that person should even be allowed to teach!!
I bet you already guessed!
That's right, it was me! The mother had no idea I was the teacher her neighbor had warned her about. The stories she was told were so exaggerated, warped and missing vital details, they painted me to be the worst teacher you could imagine.
So when you hear about that horrible teacher, consider the source. Go check things out for yourself.