A friend of mine told me that her daughter (she's in kindergarten or first, I think) is really upset over school. She says the teacher yells at them all day long. She breaks down crying quite a bit over this--something she's never done before. The teacher is right out of college. The girl in question isn't the one getting yelled at specifically and her behavior is fine. I've babysat her and there were no behavior issues at my house and her teachers in the past have never had discipline issues with her. So the teacher is either yelling at the whole class or yelling at specific kids. Either way, the girl is really having a hard time dealing with it.
She's trying to figure out how to handle this. Speak to the teacher directly? Speak to the pricipal? Try to get her in a different class?
Edit: For the record, it is very illegal to video record in the classroom. I know of one teacher who secretly recorded some events at school to try to get some bullying to be taken care of (her reports of bullying weren't being taken seriously) and a parent who videotaped the kids at her kid's jr high without permission. The teacher was fired, the mom got a restraining order against her. I definitely won't be passing along that advice!