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."


I, of course, didn't say that.
Hey, I didn't even think it.
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, 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.


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...