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Posted on October 19, 2014 4:36 pm
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ubavyt
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Ice coffee
There is one student in your class who is wonderful. She does everything you ask and more. She is brilliant in class and very helpful. So most more you stop to get ice coffee and decide to bring this student some as well. She comes to your class early in the morning and you think most students don't recognize the frozen treat. Well one day your principal comes to speak to you about a complaint another parent complained that you were showing favoritism to one student in the class. What should be the consequences for the teacher, if any?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 20, 2014 3:32 am

Dawn Rogers
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I do not feel that this is that serious, obviously it shows favoritism but it is not like anyone was harmed. I do not feel like the teacher should get in trouble, the principles should just let her know that it is not okay. If this happens again then yes, I do feel like the teacher should be written up.
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umyhyT
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I don't think punishment is necessary, or at least not at this time. The teacher and student should be informed that the situation may not look good to the other students and it would be better for all of them if they just stopped this activity.
  Posted on: October 20, 2014 11:15 pm

eQyVuj
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I agree. I do not believe that she should be punished, but she should not that it is not okay.
  Posted on: March 1, 2015 4:44 pm

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Solution 2
Posted February 28, 2015 4:12 am

yDegyv
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I do not think there should be any action taken against the teacher. The only thing that should be done is to give an explanation and apology by the teacher to the parent. In the future, the teacher should refrain from giving an ice coffee to the student.
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Solution 3
Posted March 10, 2015 7:01 pm

Candace
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I'm torn on this one. I believe in rewarding good behavior but the teacher should reward other students who do the right thing also. The part that I do not agree with is that it is secretive about it. A reward should not be rubbed in other students' faces but it should not be hidden. I believe the teacher needs to stop ASAP and rethink her reward system.
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Solution 4
Posted March 15, 2015 5:31 pm

XyGady
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I think it is important to inform the principal and the parent that they student was given this reward based on their academics and helpful behavior. However, from that point on, the teacher should develop a system where they rate and treat other students for their productiveness and not just the one.
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Solution 5
Posted February 27, 2015 11:28 pm

BuMynu
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I don't think it's inappropriate. If the student is arriving early to help out, then that student deserves a treat! Maybe offer the same treat to other students if they arrive early to help.
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eQyVuj
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Yes as long as other students are not getting treated differently.
  Posted on: March 1, 2015 4:45 pm

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Solution 6
Posted February 26, 2015 9:12 pm

Dameju
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Well it is obviously unfair and demonstrates favoritism.

However I also feel like this is not a huge offense.

I want a teacher to bring me some iced coffee too.

I feel like if the teacher is going to do things like this, they should do them during lunch hour or after school, and not in the full view of the class.
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eQyVuj
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Great post
  Posted on: March 1, 2015 4:45 pm

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Solution 7
Posted February 22, 2016 8:03 pm

ypuqum
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There should not be a consequence for the teacher showing kindness. The talk from the principal should be enough of a reprimand.
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Solution 8
Posted March 7, 2016 1:22 am

yLeBun
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The teacher should have a formal conversation with their direct supervisor about appropriate student relationships. The teacher should not bring in treats for students.
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