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    #45203 - 04/21/09 12:03 PM Re: Help: Verbal abuse by teacher? [Re: incogneato]
    kimck Offline

    Registered: 09/20/07
    Posts: 1134
    I have no particular advice, but I just wanted to say again that I don't think you are over reacting by any stretch of the imagination! That is really horrible. I agree with Neato - this teacher doesn't sound qualified to work with GT kids. I'm surprised she was actually "trained". I can't imagine any good, responsible, and caring teacher taking this tone with any 3rd grader.

    #45205 - 04/21/09 12:31 PM Re: Help: Verbal abuse by teacher? [Re: Oliver]
    oneisenough Offline

    Registered: 10/04/08
    Posts: 110
    Loc: West Coast of Canada
    I don't have time to read all of the relies right now, but I read your post OP. I am in shock. I am so sorry for you and your son that you had to go through that. My heart would be broken to listen to someone speak to my child like that.

    I have no great words of advice, except I can say that being a teacher I can see absolutely NO reason to ever, ever speak to a child like that. The is spirit crushing and just plain mean. It is most definitely verbal abuse and again, I'm so sorry.

    #45214 - 04/21/09 04:40 PM Re: Help: Verbal abuse by teacher? [Re: oneisenough]
    elizabeth4 Offline
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    Registered: 03/31/09
    Posts: 47

    Please let us know how things progress. Your post has stayed with me all day and I am worried for your son--

    This describes it so truly---
    Originally Posted By: oneisenough
    spirit crushing and just plain mean.

    Good luck. we are all rooting for you and your son.

    #45216 - 04/21/09 05:36 PM Re: Help: Verbal abuse by teacher? [Re: elizabeth4]
    JustAMom Offline

    Registered: 06/28/08
    Posts: 89
    I am in shock. How do you inspire learning when a child is faced with that kind of opinion. It sounds like the teacher has a personality conflict going on with your child.

    I know this is personal, but how many birthdays have you being invited to lately?". Continuing further - "How many play dates have you been on ?"

    That is as inappropriate as a student telling a teacher "do you know how many students pretend to really like you?" Why such a focus on popularity instead of 'learning', acceptance, and a safe environment.

    I would bring it up so she doesn't do it to another student again. Hopefully your son has already forgotten the conversation and dismissed everything she said.

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