School teacher is sooo stern

Mei - posted on 01/15/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My son's school teacher is so stern and doesn't really smile at the children. Even my son asked me why is his school teacher scolding all his friends including him. Can someone give me an idea how to approach the teacher and what should I say? I don't want her to pick on my son.

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Aisha - posted on 01/28/2009

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contiued..,, sorry, the teacher will respect you more that you came to her first. let her know your concerns. continue to watch, ask questions and make yourself known. Teacher are more apt to handle a child positively who has parents that visibly show thier interest and concern. fine line, don't be over bearing, think about how you would feel and demand the best for your child. good luck, i hope that this helps. please let me know: )

Aisha - posted on 01/28/2009

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I am a preschool teacher as well as the mother of a son turning 5 this year. I am in an interesting position with this. My child comes first, so I know how you are feeling. I have to address my child's teachers - as well as them being my coworkers- so I get it. I would do as you are and not got directly to the superviser first. This is how I would see it pan out. The superviser would go to the teacher with your concerns possibly in manner that my not represent your true interest. The teacher may in turn, because she is only human, come to resent you or your child. I know it may not seem right, but in a way we as mothers must play to the emotions of our child's teachers. As with children we must respect the teacher and her authority while at the same time make sure she is aware of the expectations you have for your child's education. You are the parent as well as the customer. Talk to the teacher, find out what you child may be doing in her eyes and see how you all my work together as a team to remedy the situation...

Mei - posted on 01/26/2009

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Thanks for your suggestions. My son is 5 this year. I wanted so much to go to the supervisor but my gut feeling is to give the teacher a chance. I watched her teach for fifteen minutes from outside the class, she seems to be able to get all the children's attention. They all followed her instructions. Hmmmm, I am still worried. I thought I could change the teacher. When I spoke to other moms there, the other teachers also teach in the same manner.

I thought of giving her another month and see if it is affecting my son emotionally.

Jennifer - posted on 01/25/2009

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sorry.. hit the wrong button...

Anyway, those teachers should know that how they behave towards the students could affect how the students look at the rest of their schooling, and it is not good if they already know that the teacher herself does not want to be there, I would definitely mention it to someone.

Jennifer - posted on 01/25/2009

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Because of the age, I would go to the supervisor of the Pre-K. Teachers that teach pre-K should be the most flexible. I teach HS and usually when we run into that problem with a HS teacher it is because they are burnt out and feel that they cannot relate to the students anymore. Pre-K teachers should know that their additude

Jeanette - posted on 01/21/2009

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What grade is he in?  I guess he's still in preschool.  tha's a tough one.  Maybe you could ask how your child was doing...or maybe go straight to the supervisor and just tell them.  In preschool you still have a choice and can move them if you need to.  Good luck!

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