Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Teacher Trouble

I've been busy with testing and had a really weird experience that left me wondering about life, about trust, and the power of the "word."

My school director actually had to approach me and ask me a very uncomfortable question. A mother had come up to her and said her 6th grade daughter had reported that I said, to the twenty-four 6th graders that I was testing,

"All you girls have very large bo obs."

WHAT IS UP WITH THAT?

I, of course, didn't say that.
Hey, I didn't even think it.
BUT
I could have been in big trouble, never the less.

I did ask what BOOKS every one had brought to read.... maybe I didn't enunciate clearly enough.

It's difficult being a teacher now a days. Any slip up, or in this case, alleged slip up, can get you in serious trouble, put on probation, in the news, sued, fired....you name it.

I'm just glad I have a relationship with my director and when she asked me the question, I could say in all honestly... "No, I would never say that," and she believed me.

PS.....The mom thinks the girl might of dreamed it now, and has her reality and fantasy all jumbled up.

5 comments:

Mark and Jill said...

Glad you got that cleared up. It's a crazy world.

Melanie said...

My goodness Melinda, you have got to watch your mouth!

Alberto, Sara, Allie, and AJ said...

Wow Melinda- That is crazy...glad it all worked out.

Dede said...

lol, that's hilarious, but so scary at the same time!! Phew, glad it got cleared up.

Si said...

sheesh