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Posted on October 10, 2016 5:20 am
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QaNese
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Cranky Teacher
During my last internship I classroom teacher never smiled, and acted as if she'd rather be somewhere else. Whenever a student would ask her a question, she'd huff and puff as if it was such a bother to answer a student.
I felt that going to the administration may not have been such a great thing to do. Any suggestions on how (or if) this could have been handled?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted February 26, 2017 5:25 pm

Melissa Dison
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Hi QaNese,

I have also experienced this in my internship. I assume you have some sort of supervisor at your university? I would inform your supervisor from your college university that this is an issue and perhaps they could get in touch with administration for you to tell them that their intern is having this problem. I agree that it is not the best idea to directly go to administration at your level of experience and that it is not your place. Also, talking to the person who assigns interns at your school would be wise so they know that this teacher is not great to work with. That way future interns do not have the same poor experience.

Melissa
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Kathy Allen
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This provides great insight.
  Posted on: February 23, 2018 9:24 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 10, 2016 6:29 pm

ZaBuBy
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As an intern I totally understand being worried of not knowing where you stand and what you should and should not do in this situation. I personally would recommend speaking with administration without naming the teachers name. "I have been at your school for ___ (amount of time) and I have noticed a particular teacher who ____, I don't know what you would do with this type of information, but I felt the need to tell someone of authority." casual would be the best way to approach it since you do not know if the administration will find anything wrong with the news you are bringing them.
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Nicole McVey
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Good post
  Posted on: October 17, 2016 3:12 am

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Solution 3
Posted July 9, 2017 3:13 pm

NaPeqe
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Going to the administration would probably not help the situation. These types of teachers are "dinosaurs" in the teaching world. Best bet is to use this as an example of the kind of teacher to not be.
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Solution 4
Posted February 24, 2017 3:58 am

ZaBuBy
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that is a tough call, but it is good that you realized that is not an effective way to have a relationship with your students.
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Solution 5
Posted February 26, 2017 9:01 pm

eHebah
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How many times did you go?
I would politely ask " Is everything ok?" " Is there anything I can do?"
Maybe something is going on at home?
If it really bothers you say something to the administration in a non threating causal way and see where it gets you
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Solution 6
Posted July 5, 2017 4:26 am

MeRepe
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I would privately talk to the teacher first and ask them politely why they act that way. But not to the point where they will feel attacked. For all you know they could have something going on in their personal life and if theere i be lenient but also remind them that they are in a professional setting and should not let their personal life intervene with their job and vice versa.
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Solution 7
Posted October 7, 2017 1:52 pm

yPeMug
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To be honest you never know what she is dealing with in life, possibly just had someone pass away in her family. I would just do anything tol crack a smile and maybe talk heart to heart to her about the situation and see if their is an underlying issue.
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Solution 8
Posted October 9, 2017 2:07 am

useZyt
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I think you should definitely talk with your supervisor, but in the mean time I would just suggest that you treat the students they way you think they should be treated. Make sure you are always there to help, and maybe it will convince your CT to be nice as well.
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Solution 9
Posted February 21, 2018 5:38 pm

nehury
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I would first bring it up with the teacher, even if it may be difficult to do so. This would clear the air between both of you as well as help the teacher see how her behavior may affect others. If nothing changes or something negative comes from the conversation, I would then go to either administration or the supervisor at your university.
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Solution 10
Posted February 23, 2018 8:40 pm

Kenneth Allen
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This could have been handled by just smiling. A smile is a gesture that warms the heart.
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Solution 11
Posted February 25, 2018 11:51 pm

duNuJy
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I feel that often times people bring their personal lives to work. Maybe she had other things on her mind. I don't feel going to administration would be a good idea either. I would try talking to her on a personal level and make sure everything is ok.
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Solution 12
Posted February 26, 2018 12:15 am

ZeSuQy
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This is a tough situation to be in. I would begin by asking the teacher what she loves about teaching and why she chose this profession. Sometimes teachers get so bogged down with the politics of teaching and the paperwork and the testing that they forget why they began teaching in the first place. Maybe by asking her or showing her a positive person teaching it will help her ignite the spark for teaching again. If this does not help i would go to the administration and have them remind her of her job and the expectations she has and let them handle the situation. Unfortunately not all teachers are good teachers or set a good example for our children.
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Solution 13
Posted October 10, 2017 3:18 am

jysema
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Hello!
I do apologise about your experiences, but the best thing to do is just to re-assign yourself and speak with a counsellor. I also recommend moving schools. After the fact (if you wish to risk this and go this far) you could call the front desk and leave a comment of the teacher, but you could risk future positions.
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Solution 14
Posted March 6, 2017 2:58 am

Andrea Howey
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I would ask the teacher why she choose this profession if she has a negative attitude towards it
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