Teachers of Reddit, what is the worst parent conference you’ve ever had?
My first week as a teacher, we are taking the kids for their swimming lesson.
Just me and 19 kids on the bus ( and bus driver). I’m happy I get 15 minutes to relax in semi peace and quiet.
All of a sudden a kid comes upto me and tells me “dan” got his arm stuck in the chair… I was like how.
Go over and “dan” has his arm stuck between the chair and the wall. Ridiculous
After a lot of stress and attempts to get it out, we had to remove the chair so his arm could slide out.
Now im a first week teacher and have to tell his mum now….
I nervesly tell her, and she says ” yeah that’s my space cadet dan”
Biggest relief ever!
I actually just quit my TA job after 2.5 years (for several reasons). I teach at a charter school in a suburb of Phoenix, so I have a lot of entitled, conservative parents, yippee. In my first year of teaching, I received no less than 5 emails from one student’s mother complaining about how my unshaved legs were indoctrinating her daughter and teaching her my feminist ways. I have never spoken to any of my students about my shaving habits because I teach fifth grade and that would be super weird. None of them have ever asked me about it. My lead teacher told me to ignore it and she would handle it.
A week after this, the mother requested a morning meeting with myself and my lead teacher to discuss her daughter’s grades…except the entire time she only ripped into me and demanded that I be fired because I was so disgusting and an inappropriate excuse for a teacher. It turned into her screaming at me for 10 minutes until she was escorted off campus by administration.
She was then banned from even entering the hallway that our classroom was in. Apparently she had had issues with the way teachers dressed in the past because heels and tight pants were too much of an influence on her daughter (who was kind and smart despite her asshole mother).
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