Sean's debate teacher has called me because of Sean's misbehavior in her class, she's at her wits end. He doesn't follow instructions, just does everything willy nilly. He seems to think the teacher doesn't know her subject, which she has been teaching for ten years, as well as he does, which he has been studying for ten hours. And then yesterday, I got a note from this teacher. Instead of working on researching his argument? Sean was making paper airplanes in class and flying them around the room. This after being told the other day to watch his behavior in her class. I sense Sean problems looming.
And now Ian's reading teacher has called me, because Ian spends most of his time in class backtalking her and making snide jokes.I asked her for some specific examples that I could use when talking to him, and truth be told, she sounds a little dry and humorless, but her rules are the rules, and if she keeps telling him to quit being silly in her class, he needs to respect that. I have a feeling this is one of those difficult teachers, but again, Ian has to learn to manage within the behavioral boundaries she expects. I recommended to her that she sit down with him before or after school and lay out clearly for him what her rules are.. her response was that that was why she is calling me.
I sense future issues with this teacher, and am documenting this here so that I will not forget it should I be called in for a chat with the principal.