How to deal w/ parents who might intimidate you?
This question is designed for students of MAT 5320 (Univ. of Central Arkansas) but anyone is invited to share his or her thoughts!
How would you handle a parent who disputes your version of a situation that occurred in the classroom? Let's say you catch a student, dead to rights, cheating on a test or breaking some other school rule, but the student holds fast with a false version of the event or, worse, blames you for causing the event to happen because of incompetence or apathy on your part.
Let's complicate matters further. The student's parent happens to hold a prominent position in the community or is closely connected to you personally or professionally (politician, fellow church or synagogue member, fellow teacher).
How do you handle this situation in a positive and constructive way?
- Pre K-12
- Engagement / New Teachers