Help! Is this teacher abusing her power? What can be held against her?
Topic: Help! Is this teacher abusing her power? What can be held against her?
June 16, 2019 / By Dervila Question:
So my son's English Language teacher in school is in my opinion a little problematic. There was another student in his class whom I will not mention who did not complete his work properly. Therefore, the teacher threw a tantrum at the students and without checking the other students' work properly, made them copy 4 short stories and I can assure you that those 4 'short' stories aren't short at all to say the least. The reason I am bringing this up is because the other students including my son have finished her work but she complained about them (summaries and essays etc) being not filling enough of a page and stating that she "isn't bothered about the size of the handwriting" when the majority of the students have met the requirements for her work. To me, this is a very irresponsible way of letting out a person's anger. She has quite literally made an entire class of 30 pay for one student's actions.
I, as a parent find this very torturous towards my son as he has to stay up very late just to finish up her irrelevant punishments. Besides this, it's the year of their general exam and it is superbly important in where we live in (Malaysia) much like the GCSE in the UK. Also, this isn't the first time this has happened as she made my son's class copy a couple of long poems for 100 times before this and mind you, I am not exaggerating. I have found this to be a problem in my son's school like as it has been tormenting for a couple of days now and it is very sad for a parent to see her son suffer. Is there anything I can say or do to her? Is she abusing her power or my son's rights in any way? Does she have the authority levy such a time-consuming and heavy punishment on my son? Please help. Thanks!
Best Answers: Help! Is this teacher abusing her power? What can be held against her?
Cameo | 9 days ago
This stuff needs proof for the proper punitive action to take place.
ARM your son with a smart phone to video capture the behavior of this teacher. Once you have proof this teacher will NOT be able to justify such horrid behavior.
Do not complain to the head of the school without FIRST getting video proof. Otherwise this teacher will start to behave very well, having been warned that a complaint was made. Your son needs to catch this teacher in the act so she can't deny having tantrums and intimidating anyone. He needs to VIDEO her Sneaky. And whatever he does, he must NOT turn the phone over to the teacher if caught. He needs to call you to come to the school and defend him. He's your son, you have the right to be present for any and ALL problems that arise in that school regarding him. Remember that!
You need proof to complain, otherwise it's your word against theirs.
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A little unclear if you are talking about the quality of the power from your generator or from your utility. Assuming the latter...
I don't know that a capacitor bank will help, more details of your problem are needed.
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What you're describing is a routine method used in military training. The concept behind it is to use peer pressure as a method of getting the recalcitrant to comply. And you're coddling, not helping. You're supposed to be the adult here. Your son isn't suffering, and it appears that you don't even know the definition of the word "suffer." I'd be willing to bet that he's pretty familiar with the poetry he's copied a hundred times.
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I understand your frustration, but nothing will be done about her. You can complain to the principal, but I'm not sure it will do any good.
While it isn't fair, often life isn't fair. Some people lose a job because their boss made mistakes. Sometimes there are no rules about how to dress at work because everyone chooses something reasonable, and then one person chooses something they shouldn't wear to work and management decides that it would be better to make a bunch of rules for everyone than to tell the one bad dresser to dress better.
This happens in life all the time--maybe make this a lesson for your son on dealing with unfair situations. You aren't going to teach the teacher anything.
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You need to complain the principal or whoever is the higher authority over the teacher. Sounds like she hates boys or something. She might be a misandrist.
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You should take up the matter with her superior. From what you say this sounds like unacceptable behaviour.
She is wasting your son's time when he should be studying other things.
Her superior may well back her up in this instance - but at least they will be aware of the situation and hopefully prevent it happening again.
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I would bring this matter up to the school principal if nothing is resolved you could somehow contact the superintendent/school board...it would also help if other parents had your back. Her behavior is unethical.
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Is this what you know happened, or what your son told you happened? It sounds like a lot of fabricated blame-shifting to me.
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Originally Answered: Is my mom abusing me emotionally? i also think she might be bipolar?
I can totally relate with you. I have also been self-harming for the same reasons. So, first of all, my mom is also like that. Except I'm not a dancer, I'm in college, and I'm 16.
For dancing, I would recommend that you talk to her about it. Convince her that dancing is a really good hobby and something that can help keep you busy. And, don't give up! Just because, someone tells you to stop doesn't mean you really have to stop it. You have a life. If dancing is your hobby and talent, then go for it. Don't give up.
My mom cleans everyday too. Maybe she wants everything to be clean and neat or something.
My mom criticizes me too. Everything like your mom is. But maybe they are doing it for us best. To help us be a better person.
For cutting, please don't do it. Don't continue to do it. I know what it feels. I have been there. Remember, you have a goal, and ambition: dancing. Keep your self busy. Talk to someone like a counselor or a teacher. Anyone that you can trust. Anyone close to you. And, for your friends? Yes, I guess that they would get hurt. But I'm also sure that they would be proud that you shared it with them. Tell people your problems and what you are going through. Don't bottle everything up. Talking to someone and sharing your feelings and what you are going though can help. Don't feel ashamed.
For your dad, I would recommend that maybe he can talk to her. You know, the three of you talk about what you like/what you don't like about each other. Then solve it. By talking and sharing what you would like to happen. This can help to lessen the fights and arguments. Same goes to your sister.
I'm glad to hear that you have a friend to share your feelings and thoughts with.
And, lastly. Remember that whatever happens, your mom is still your mom. There is nothing else you can do but be patient and just accept it. I would recommend talking to each other face to face. Continue dancing by convincing your parents the positive things about it. Cutting won't solve any of your problems. Instead of cutting, always keep in mind that you still have so many goals and dreams to achieve. Don't give up. Stay strong.