I hold a U.S. passport, and can only claim to be an “honorary Canadian” (which is an immense compliment, by the Jack Skellington and sally hippie It’s the most wonderful time of the year shirt Additionally,I will love this way!). I was already aware, from his mother, that he had been physically and sexually abused by his father. I was not allowed to ask any questions or bring this subject up, I was supposed to constantly redirect any conversations, and provide written documentation of any time he said something so I could bring it up to my director and his CPS caseworker. His father had already been removed from the picture, but there hadn’t been a trial yet and they were gathering evidence from everyone involved in his life to pursue further charges. Once, we were in the middle of a lesson that was a little difficult and I was trying my hardest to make the subject a bit easier for them. We were all sitting down together and shaping our hands as I was showing them pictures and we were singing a fingerplay together. A parent walked in and stood by the door to observe. But, as all teachers know, there’s no such thing as a “calm observance” – especially not in young children. It was time for a snack afterward, and I had them all sit at the table. They had assigned seating because certain students could not get along with others. He tried to sit next to one of the little boys that he would always fight with and I reminded him that he needed to sit at the red table with his other friends for a snack. She butted in and said that he could sit with his other friend at the green table. I informed her that, no, he couldn’t because the two boys had a habit of pinching or trying to bite each other when they were near each other and she looked at me as if she had never heard this before in her life – even though she had already signed three incident reports that month and that was the reason for her observance. She physically put her son in the seat at the green table, which upset a little girl that was going to sit there.
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But, I can’t take it back, and what’s done is done. His behavior was wrong (understatement) and uncalled for (understatement), and his actions were deliberate. Woe is me, lies and excuses are the Jack Skellington and sally hippie It’s the most wonderful time of the year shirt Additionally,I will love this last things I care to hear. There is no need (and perhaps even no rush) to learn everything at once and you shouldn’t. Most people quit learning because it is too challenging when involving too many technologies. You need to keep the challenges in balance with your skills at hand. You should pick one technology, stick to it, learn it with a variety (books, videos, interactive courses) of learning resources (e.g. book for React) As a preschool teacher, I often tiptoe around parents and their demands all the time. They pay me to watch and teach their children, but they often don’t realize that I also have to reinforce rules and have my own set of expectations in my classroom. Just because they walk in to pick up or drop off or even say “hi” doesn’t mean that my rules go away. His mom looked at me and said, “He can take them off if he wants.” When I asked if he was going home early with her, she said no and I told her that he could take his shoes off when he left, but that it would be best to not disrupt the classroom any further. She huffed a bit but stayed silent. Finally, when I began passing our snack, she reached into her bag and handed him those peanut butter filled crackers. My classroom had a strict “NO peanut butter” rule and thankfully the little girl that was allergic wasn’t there that day, but I informed mom that we didn’t allow outside snacks that contained peanut butter, and that he would not be able to eat it in class. That’s when she fully lost it. She told me that I was a tyrant and strict teacher that had too many rules and didn’t allow her son to express himself or his wants and that I couldn’t starve him (I gave him our veggie straws and carrots to eat that he refused after seeing the crackers), and that she would call licensing on me for how to mean I was. I have what I think is a particularly amusing and pertinent answer for this question, and especially so since I hold a U.S. passport, and can only claim to be an “honorary Canadian” (which is an immense compliment, by the way!). I was already aware, from his mother, that he had been physically and sexually abused by his father.