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What would you do if a teacher did this to your child.

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My 9 year old son was talking during a lockdown drill.  He got a slight mark down on his behavior chart for it.  He had a hard time telling me what he did wrong.  He finally told me that she said that he hopes my husband and I punish him for it.  We've had trouble with her before.  He is always telling us she hates him.  We know some other parents who have had kids come home crying because of her.  I sent an email to her and sent a copy to the principal.  I just had a meeting with them not too long ago.  What do I do?


Well, I got more of the story.  His friend said that he was talking to my son.  My son was shushing him to be quiet so he could listen.

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by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 5:31 PM
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Tea4Tas
by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 7:28 PM



Quoting five2many74:

I think the teacher was out of line. Lockdowns dont mean that learning stops..and how else is a child to learn?? How come the teacher didnt provide quiet time activities? How come she didnt explain what was going on and take questions? I dislike when teachers leave it to children to entertain themselves yet when they do they get upset. As a parent I would sit in on the class with other parents to observe. Then I would show her how is done. Apparently she needs to take some anger management classes.


Because lock down means you go to your spot and remain as still and quiet as you can.In a real lockdwon talking could get him killed-or the other kids killed-it's a LOCKDOWN-no quiettime activities are supposed to be provided!  

I just asked my 10 year old about this-he says you aren't supposed to talk-and talking can cause someone to get seriously hurt-so no you can't talk.

Dabberdoo
by Bronze Member on Feb. 25, 2013 at 7:41 PM
You're right. Like if a shooter is loose in a building you are going to hand the kids crayons and entertain them?! That is a time for strict obedience. Period. And I bet there is more this story than you know. On the surface, I think this teacher was appropriate and would be all over my child for disobeying.

Quoting Tea4Tas:




Quoting five2many74:

I think the teacher was out of line. Lockdowns dont mean that learning stops..and how else is a child to learn?? How come the teacher didnt provide quiet time activities? How come she didnt explain what was going on and take questions? I dislike when teachers leave it to children to entertain themselves yet when they do they get upset. As a parent I would sit in on the class with other parents to observe. Then I would show her how is done. Apparently she needs to take some anger management classes.



Because lock down means you go to your spot and remain as still and quiet as you can.In a real lockdwon talking could get him killed-or the other kids killed-it's a LOCKDOWN-no quiettime activities are supposed to be provided!  

I just asked my 10 year old about this-he says you aren't supposed to talk-and talking can cause someone to get seriously hurt-so no you can't talk.

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Raeann11
by Silver Member on Feb. 25, 2013 at 7:55 PM

She used poor choice or words. But he got in trouble for something he was not suppose to do. I would just kindly talk to the teacher about how I felt the words were not the best choice and I also know sometimes kids don't quite say what they hear. So it could even been a miscommunication along the way too.

loyamom
by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Yep there was a poor choice in words for sure.

 If this bothers your son too much, then I would look at switching teachers.

 There are bad teachers out there that nit pick on certain students.  I was a very quiet student and had a teacher in 1st grade that was so mean that I would cry everyday to go to school.  She once put me in the corner and made me cry because I couldn't get an answer correct.  I didn't tell my mom either.  I still don't know why I didn't.

But on the other token, if it continues with other teachers, then it may be that your son has issues with following directions that need to be addressed.

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