Looks like that person shouldn’t be teaching.
This same mother told me she finds this teacher to be very unfriendly and sarcastic.
I’ve had some teachers with those traits and some of them have turned out to have redeeming qualities. One was a great teacher and ultimately just in grading, while giving opportunities aplenty to all willing to use them. Another was better than the replacement we got, even if the replacement had less of a terrifying appearance - even our grades dropped, I think (mine surely did).
Another parent of a girl, my dd best friend, doesn’t get along with this teacher at all. She addressed some issues and the teacher gets easily offended, I guess, and now she too is not one of her favorites.
It is my impression that teachers these days are more and more easily offended. I can’t believe my younger brother’s tales about his teacher of Polish (native language). That woman simply freaks out when questioned. And she gives them failing grades for whatever makes her freak out. She accuses them of something all the time and is far from fair. Not the only case I’ve heard about. I’ve had some experience of my own, too. There’s a reason I went on to study law (I’ve taught English and Latin) at university rather than any other field.
I can pass right by this teacher and she will look down and not say hello or good morning or anything.
Teachers are a respected occupation, or at least used to be, not as much as priests, but maybe as medical doctors. In more traditional environments in my country, people will greet a teacher first.
She has made it perfectly clear that she doesn’t like me and it all started over me asking her why she did not allow my dd to go to the bathroom after a doctor notes was handed to her that she needs frequent bathroom breaks. She got defensive and it was a simple question and I didn’t accuse but just asked if it was true.
Teachers are often too self-important. It’s like they’re harmed if they respect a doctor’s notice or if they don’t turn down a notice or request or two. And some indeed will behave as if they are wiser than the doctors, the parents, whoever else.
Our second problem with her was over genuflecting in church for she had her students bow before the Tabernacle and not genuflect. The third issue was over a boy that is harassing my dd in school and the principal got involved with that one. That is still a problem, but the principal has done nothing and when we call him on it, he says the teachers have it under control.
The principal needs to grow a spine. Or ears. Or both. No one has the right to require a more reverent position to be dropped in favour of a less reverent one. Minimal requirements are for a reason - so that people don’t feel bad for not being reverent enough in the others’ eyes. If the teacher tells your daughter not to kneel but to bow, she must obviously have some agenda of raising the people from their knees or whatever such new ideas they’re promoting this days. Either this or she’s really weird.
My dd has a doctors note and still is told that she can wait.
The teacher needs to be reminded that she is not a doctor. She needs to respect the expertise of the trained medic. That medic does not come to take over her class, right? Teachers seem to make a point of turning down notices from doctors. It seems to be universal. There was a big change when I went to university and they started off telling us to go without asking whenever we needed (and highschool ones were generally better than the elementary school ones).
I do have another issue that I don’t know how to bring up to this teacher and other students have confirmed it, but she puts her hand on their shoulders and squeese her fingers into their shoulders when she wants them to do something. I know she will deny this.
That’s physical abuse and either is or should be a criminal offence. Also, if she’s lying, she needs disciplinary action by the principal.
She does have some major issues that is affecting her teaching. My niece had this same teacher two years ago and loved her. She was a very kind and sweet person, but even my niece last year noted that she has changed.
Yeah, I suspected they might have been keeping her because of some difficult situation of hers.
Just this year, my niece …] how it is affecting our dd.
A stressful job to be sure. Maybe she just can’t handle the stress anymore, the teacher? She might be going mental because of it being more than she can handle. She seems to need a break and a lot of peace and quiet.