TeacherServer.com
Home | How It Works | Stats
Login | Register
     
 
Topic Go Back
 
     
     
 
Case
Posted on February 27, 2016 8:06 pm
Add to Favorites Add to Favorites

yDaTes
yDaTes
Reps: 126
Teaching Faculty Students
I am currently a elementary school teacher at a small, close-nit school. I have an administrator's child in my class and he is having academic/behavior issues. The administrator frequently tries to confront me about the situation face-to-face. I am concerned because the other parent is not present and proper documentation needs to be made. Advice?
 
     
     
 
Reply Submit a Possible Solution
Please read response(s) below (if any) before posting your solution.
 
     
     
 
Solution 1
Posted February 28, 2016 4:09 am

uVeWar
uVeWar
Reps: 226
You could update the parent informally for little things but the bigger things that need to be documented should take place in a formal meeting with all parties present. If you feel uncomfortable you could always reach out to your supervisor to set up the meeting for you.
Votes: +29 / -0 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Solution 2
Posted July 5, 2016 2:09 pm

buhyLu
buhyLu
Reps: 106
Although this student is a child of an administrator this child needs to be treated just as another other child would in your classroom. The administrator should understand that they need to go through the same channels as other parents to address issues with their children. Before or afters school meet with the administrator to set up a parent teacher conference to discuss the issues that are being seen in the classroom. If you feel uneasy about it maybe have another administrator present with you when you speak to them about setting up a conference.
Votes: +10 / -0 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Solution 3
Posted March 1, 2016 4:35 am

aryBaV
aryBaV
Reps: 125
As an administrator they should understand that this would be strictly professional and know that you would just be doing your job. There shouldn't be a problem as a teacher doing your job.
Votes: +9 / -0 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Solution 4
Posted March 7, 2016 12:27 am

yLeBun
yLeBun
Reps: 200
All students including administrators children should be treated equally and fairly.
Votes: +1 / -1 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Solution 5
Posted October 4, 2016 2:42 am

PeQyGa
PeQyGa
Reps: 201
I know how you feel in this situation, I am also in a school where there are many faculty children. I have noticed that the best way to deal with behavior issues is to address them right away. Trying to put it off or give them more chances because they are an administrators child will just cause more problems in the end. If it is a serious problem it should definitely be documented and both parents should be present for any type of conference.
Votes: +0 / -0 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Solution 6
Posted October 12, 2017 10:12 pm

jysema
jysema
Reps: 102
You could apply theories and practices that was implemented in the classroom, in the mean time try to reach out to the parent for the documentation.
Votes: +0 / -0 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Solution 7
Posted October 9, 2016 6:21 pm

yDyjuB
yDyjuB
Reps: 203
Stay consistent with how you communicate with other parents, but try to have professional conversations in the right settings.
Votes: +0 / -4 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Reply Submit a Possible Solution
Please read response(s) below (if any) before posting your solution.