Yet again, my son came home in an absolute puddle of tears because of some pen-clicking incident you gave him a conduct mark for. A conduct mark for pen-clicking? Really?
You know, instead of punishing him for finishing early and being bored, is there not ANYTHING you can give him to do, or send him to do, for you to utilize his time better? He also claims he has another conduct mark from you for something else he did, but he isn’t being specific, I’m not sure if he’s even aware of what he did.
I’m really not sure what is going on, but how is it he only gets these conduct marks in YOUR class? He’s a good kid, but you just can’t seem to treat him with respect, and so, he thinks you hate him, and I have to agree with him, and that’s pretty SAD! He’s told both myself and his father that he CAN’T come to you with problems, he doesn’t TRUST you, he thinks you’ll get even MORE angry and upset with him, and it will result in further punishment. I mean, you ARE the teacher who made of him with other students involved previously, can you blame him for not trusting you, especially with this ongoing behavior?
Not only that, apparently, after all this time, you don’t know him well enough to know that the child is super-smart and will always finish his work early – he needs other tasks or “busy work” to keep him busy while other students finish.
I’d really appreciate you being a little more sensitive to him and stop picking on him all the time. (I underlined this because I am utterly sick of SAYING this to people of authority there!) I am so sick of my sensitive child coming home in tears because you take out whatever angst you feel on him CONSTANTLY. This child was up for Student of the Year, he gets rave remarks from every other parent, teacher, coach, he’s a BRILLIANT, TALENTED CHILD, and you can’t seem to let up on him, ever!
Perhaps, if you can’t manage him or other children, you’re in the wrong profession.
Oh, and if this happens again, I don’t care how late in the school year it is, I’ll be taking my complaints to the school board and/or higher for failure to act on a child’s behalf when his teacher is berating him emotionally.
Thank you for your time.
A——‘s mother, and fed up
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