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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?
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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.
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I agree the first step is to ask them to not discuss whatever they were discussing at school and remind them that children could hear and that it makes others uncomfortable. Sometimes people are just unaware of boundaries. That's what I would do.
Rated On: February 27, 2017 12:32 am
Rated By: Allyssa Straquadine
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: If I were in this situation, I would exactly do this.
Rated On: March 2, 2017 10:26 pm
Rated By: GyNyzu
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: If I were in this situation, I would exactly do this. Im one who tends to be confrontational i don't like to do things behind peoples back. I would agree, go talk to them let them know that its was kind of offensive and that theres a time and place for certain conversations.
Rated On: March 3, 2017 5:46 pm
Rated By: ymuBub
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: You could nonchalantly remind the teachers of the rules without directly saying something to them because I think they would get offended and feel entitled because they ARE the teachers and you're the intern. So just bring it up and don't bring up exact things they said because they may feel attacked. Even though its wrong, I agree with you and I like your solution but I think it would be better to casually bring it up first. Then maybe bring it up directly if it doesn't stop and then last resort is to bring it to administrators attention
Rated On: March 4, 2017 2:34 am
Rated By: ReRege
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I would so the same thing, try to talk to them before administration. Sometimes we forget people are listening to us, and need to be mindful/not get too comfortable.
Rated On: March 5, 2017 2:58 am
Rated By: e7m1w5
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: Addressing the issue head on is a great solution.
Rated On: March 5, 2017 5:15 am
Rated By: Kelsey Lutzi
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I agree that this is a great way to address the problem. Instead of contacting administration directly, I would contact the supervisor and let the supervisor contact the administration if need be. Overall, this is a great approach and wonderful advice!
Rated On: March 5, 2017 5:50 pm
Rated By: Chelsea Navarro
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I would also use this solution!
Rated On: March 5, 2017 8:16 pm
Rated By: Gytusa
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: Well said
Rated On: March 5, 2017 9:00 pm
Rated By: VeWyRu
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I think that going straight to the source is a great idea
Rated On: March 6, 2017 3:30 am
Rated By: Gapasa
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I agree
Rated On: March 6, 2017 4:41 am
Rated By: asygud
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I would use this solution if I were in this situation.
Rated On: July 7, 2017 3:28 pm
Rated By: BuXaja
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I think a friendly and simple reminder of the rules is always the best first step when someone, student or teacher, breaks a rule.
Rated On: October 2, 2017 11:09 pm
Rated By: Yeilin Ramirez
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: This is a good solution to this case, and it is what I would do. Going to the teachers first and reminding them that this is an ethics thing is a good way to handle this.
Rated On: October 4, 2017 3:22 am
Rated By: SyHaBe
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I agree, just bring it up to the teachers and maybe they will be more cautious of what they are talking about.
Rated On: October 5, 2017 9:23 pm
Rated By: vaHyna
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: Good solution!
Rated On: October 8, 2017 6:21 pm
Rated By: azuTen
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I agree get much with this solution. Many time people respond very well to a simple reminder that that kind of language can be offensive. It certainly is not appropriate for school.
Rated On: October 8, 2017 9:29 pm
Rated By: aLuruz
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: great response
Rated On: October 13, 2017 12:39 am
Rated By: umuzeZ
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: i agree, talking to the teachers is the best first step to do. if they still feel what they are talking about is fine maybe bring it up to a administrator.
Rated On: October 14, 2017 9:54 pm
Rated By: yLeQud
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: Friendly reminder is the right call here. If that does not work, administration solution is the next step, i agree.
Rated On: October 15, 2017 6:41 pm
Rated By: Xupuva
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: A great idea to speak to just the students to help them understand your concerns.
Rated On: October 15, 2017 10:06 pm
Rated By: hepasy
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I agree just let the other teachers know it's not appropriate to talk like that wether the students are there or not and if it proceeds then I would take it further.
Rated On: February 19, 2018 9:50 pm
Rated By: Faith Graham
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: Great suggestion.
Rated On: February 21, 2018 5:01 pm
Rated By: uJyGep
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I agree the fist step should be to talk to the teacher.
Rated On: February 26, 2018 1:27 am
Rated By: pyMuba
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: Great solution
Rated On: October 15, 2018 12:40 am
Rated By: XuBety