TeacherServer.com
Home | How It Works | Stats
Login | Register
     
 
Topic Go Back
 
     
     
 
Case
Posted on February 26, 2017 2:51 am
Add to Favorites Add to Favorites

yLeBun
yLeBun
Reps: 200
Innapropriate conversations
I am currently interning in an elementary school and during a specials break I overheard two kindergarten teachers talking about inappropriate things. there were no students around to overhear the conversation but I did and was offended. What is the appropriate course of action?
 
     
     
 
Reply Submit a Possible Solution
Please read response(s) below (if any) before posting your solution.
 
     
     
 
Solution 1
Posted February 26, 2017 7:08 pm

eQeMeN
eQeMeN
Reps: 126
A first step you can take is to present these issues with the teachers who are speaking inappropriately. Sometimes all someone needs is a friendly reminder of the rules to prevent the inappropriate behavior from happening again. They may not realize that what they are saying is offensive until someone tells them. If they are uncooperative and continue to speak this way, you should bring this to the attention of administration.
Votes: +24 / -0 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Jenna Herberson
Jenna Herberson
Reps: 200
I agree that you should talk to the teachers.
  Posted on: March 6, 2017 4:00 am

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Solution 2
Posted February 28, 2017 11:44 am

XequMa
XequMa
Reps: 201
I would speak to your Supervisor about this situation. Their guidance will hopefully help, and they have the power to move you if needed. I do not think you should approach the teachers.
Votes: +10 / -1 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 February 27, 2017 2:43 am

beTyZa
beTyZa
Reps: 201
I believe, in this situation, it would be best to speak with the two teachers about the offensive comments. It is better to face the issue head-on than to speak to administration first, as this can cause tension with you and the teachers.
Votes: +7 / -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 February 26, 2017 4:26 am

Gytusa
Gytusa
Reps: 205
I would tell someone who has higher power than the teachers. If it personally offended you or could to anyone else, I think that is the appropriate thing to do.
Votes: +7 / -14 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 February 27, 2017 12:56 am

Deborah Guyton
Deborah Guyton
Reps: 253
I would approach the teachers and explain that their conversation is inappropriate and offensive. If you hear it again, then you should go to administration and explain to them what you heard. Whether students are around or not, a school is not the place for inappropriate conversation.
Votes: +4 / -5 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 February 27, 2017 2:38 pm

Breanna Bunnell
Breanna Bunnell
Reps: 201
Although awkward, because you are only an intern, I would speak personally with these two teachers. I would let them know that it offended you to hear them speaking about the things that they were. I would kindly ask them to be mindful that there are others around and that they should have these types of conversations in private. This would be the best way to stand up for yourself and your beliefs, and the other teachers should respect you for being bold.
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 7
Posted July 10, 2017 3:45 am

Yeilin Ramirez
Yeilin Ramirez
Reps: 200
I would bring it up to the teachers that you overheard them and remind them that although there were no students around, some conversations at school are inappropriate and itis best to have those in private.
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 8
Posted October 4, 2017 12:51 am

sazaXa
sazaXa
Reps: 200
As always, I would bring this to the attention of the two teachers and let them know that you overheard their conversation and that you were offended. If it continues or you do not reach a comfortable solution, you then can take this to your supervisor.
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 9
Posted October 5, 2017 5:12 pm

yheGeS
yheGeS
Reps: 200
You should pull these students aside and let them know you are aware of the conversation that was taking place during their break, also let them know that conversation like that is not allowed what so ever on the schools campus. If conversations like this continue then you need to let them know more serious consequences will be taking place.
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 10
Posted February 23, 2018 5:02 pm

abuMaH
abuMaH
Reps: 100
I would bring this to their attention. They need to know that others are overhearing their conversations and are made uncomfortable by it. The two teachers should not be having these conversations at school whether students are present or not. They should not have this conversation especially when anyone can hear them.
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 11
Posted February 26, 2018 4:37 am

qyGaQa
qyGaQa
Reps: 173
Perhaps address them and bring it up to them that they shouldn't be discussing such things in class. Ultimately it is up to them to conduct themselves accordingly.
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 12
Posted October 2, 2017 2:11 pm

aWyVys
aWyVys
Reps: 201
Pulling these two students aside to confront them about their conversation they were having and discussing with them if they thought it was an appropriate topic to discuss at school After discuss with students by referencing school policy and classroom policy of having appropriate conversations at school.
Votes: +0 / -1 Vote Up This Solution Is Useful   Vote Down This Solution Is Not Useful  

Comments posted for this solution

Reply Add a Comment
 
     
     
 
Solution 13
Posted October 13, 2017 2:45 am

Xaparu
Xaparu
Reps: 201
I would pull each student a side and talk to them about what they were talking about and tell them why it is not right to talk about that. If it keeps happening I would then call the students parents.
Votes: +0 / -1 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.