Originally Posted by Heffernhyphen
Really? So no paid professional is allowed to exhibit basic human flaws or weaknesses, or just professionals in education? We teachers have to be perfect, all day, every day? Wow. That sounds really hard. Good thing we get paid so well.
You know, some people will say anything to get a rise out of people. This is a great example. I homeschool my children and don't get paid a dime! Yet somehow I manage to keep me cool
Any "reasonable adult" - paid, unpaid, flawed, flawless, professional or not *should* be able to see that what this teacher did was inappropriate under ANY circumstances.
Before mommyhood, I was a teacher and worked with individuals with Autism, mental retardation, behavioral issues etc from pre-k through age 60+ Sure, you have good days and bad.... BUT NEVER is this type of behavior acceptable, nor should frustrations EVER be taken out on students! I can't even believe so many of us in this thread NEED to defend/show support for the parents and the 5 yo in this story.
Yes, there are always two sides to a story.... but hostility towards a 5yo and in front of his peers to boot is unacceptable and unforgivable. This teacher shouldn't be permitted to HAVE children let alone work with them! I'd sure hate to be a child of this "low paid, high stressed" individual. And anyway, can someone tell me when having a low pay, high stress job gave you a license to act with disrespect, hatred, and in a humiliating manner?!?
Since becoming a mommy... THIS IS EXACTLY WHY I WORK FOR FREE at home - HOMESCHOOLING MY KIDS!!! Not all teacher are "bad", I know that. But the chances of my children running across someone who shares the attitude of the teacher in this story (or a couple of people in this thread) are much less in a homeschooling environment.