My younger daughter is completing her student teaching this June. Last night she was in tears over a situation one of her fellow student teachers has.
In the class in which this other person is student teaching, one of the boys was gone for a few days to have surgery . . . and came back to school a girl.
This child is in the first grade.
Besides the subject of parents actually allowing this for a child who is obviously far too young to be making such a decision, my daughter is unsure how to handle such a situation if it ever happens to her when she begins teaching full time. Would she have to treat such a child like he’s a she? She says she can’t morally do that. And how in the world would she explain this to the rest of her students?