This teacher has had my dd all year. We've had meetings, emails, I see her when I volunteer there. DD has a 504 plan that went into place a few months ago. It brought more conversations about her abilities. DD is thisclose to an A- in her class (DD's goal...not mine). I'm proud of whatever grade she gets as long as she tried her best. She has worked hard to get her migraines and anxiety under control, while also getting her grades up. The teacher knows that DD's biggest weakness is talking in front of the class. We have had multiple emails about it. DD gets anxiety attacks and ends up talking lower.
Did your DD follow the teacher's expectations re quoting, using sources and so on?
Yes, she did.
Did the teacher contact YOU to say your DD cheated?
DD and 2 other students came to me. I take the other students with a grain of salt. I was told to tag guidance on emails when I have a concern and am emailing this teacher. There is an ongoing issue with lying. So far this year we are up to 3-4 times that she has told me verbally one thing. Then I have a concern about what she said, so I email the teacher and guidance for clarification. At that point, she emails back that she never said it. So she flat out lies to me. This has been a lather, rinse, repeat all year.
Was your DD punished for "plagiarizing"? Given a poor grade or lost points? Or did the teacher point it out so that she won't do it again? Is your DD being sent to the principal for cheating?
She was called her out in front of the class. No grade has been assigned yet. I'm waiting to hear back if she will has a punishment. I doubt it because she will deny saying anything of the sort. Calling her a cheater and that she wasn't smart enough to have done the work, is pretty crappy.
Has your DD spoken to the teacher about it herself?
DD did try to talk to her, but was talked over by her teacher. Like I mentioned, she has anxiety and will mentally shut down. When she had to do a different oral assignment (cue anxiety), the teacher admitted to me that she made her do it 3 times in a row in front of the class. She also doesn't believe she has to follow the 504 plan accommodations for my child. Her words....not mine.
My sister is a teacher. I give her a lot credit for putting up with parents. It makes me more appreciative of teachers. If any of her teachers need anything (coupons, fav dark chocolate, one likes pizza fishy crackers, coffee delivery to a teacher she had last year, etc...)I try to support them. If DD does something wrong, I call her on it. She isn't perfect and part of my job is to teach her right from wrong.
I also don't understand why the teacher back peddles about things she has told me herself.
[This message edited by SI Staff at 8:57 PM, June 5th (Thursday)]