Originally Posted by Linda on the move
most teachers start at least a week before the students.
I think what would end this whole mess is for the mom, the child, and the teacher to have a face to face chat for 10 minutes. The mom could explain that the child is afraid because he was told she was mean, and the teacher could talk to him and assure him that she isn't, and that they will have a great year. Then she could tell him some of the cool things she has planned.
Just because last year's teacher is a few fries short of a happy meal, there's no reason to flip out.
If you read what the mother wrote her, she DID
speak up last year and was ignored. It's not just last year's teacher that is an issue, it's the administration that blew her off. Crummy year?
Regardless, the way LAST years teacher acted, that behavior should not go under the carpet! So what if she is short of fries (I find that mediator bizarre but) you just don't let those things go. It's called accountability. The mother deserves to talk to a "higher up". They work for the parents actually.
Originally Posted by MeepyCat
And then, if the new teacher is actually problematic, you can start agitating with the principal, using actual direct examples from that teacher's behavior.
good luck with those things happening, typically that is not how things work and my state is a neighboring state, most things are very much the same
You can't just get things changed by talking to a teacher, their hands are tied. If one wants to wait, go for it, usually that does not work, changes are made before the year starts, even mid year most schools fight it. Why wait to mid year anyway?
Here is a mother how can't get her emails answered, she talks to the the teacher, the child still has an issue and what?
Frankly I would go in, if you get no place. File a formal complaint with the district and the state.Our school board also has open meeting. You have a right to be acknowledged, things in the system aren't working. You pay for this, get your money's worth. IF this teacher said it to your child, there is nothing from stopping that teacher from doing it to others. Foot dragging never seems to end up good.