Anyone ever requested a male teacher --

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Anyone ever requested a male teacher --
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Mon, 04-20-2009 - 10:49am

I know it's only April but time is flying by!

Kathy

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Mon, 04-20-2009 - 11:06am

I have not specifically requested a Male teacher, but I have requested certain teachers.


DD was going into 3rd grade, and I knew the teachers. I also knew DD and one particular teacher did not mesh well, so i requested a different teacher, the school was cooperative.

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.

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Tue, 04-21-2009 - 9:58am

So, what do you think it is about "maleness" that works better for your kid? Is there any other way to phrase the request? Is there a way your kid responds to male authority figures, maybe with non-school examples?

Yeah, I've requested a male teacher, for my non-ADHD'er, and I talked about male influence & the fact that my kid was picking up the cultural stereotypes of male/female more than a bit too much & I'd love to see him with a truly gentle male teacher as a role-model balance. He did get the teacher (yay!), it's worked out great--but I'm not sure I'd've requested "random" male. We can't request teachers AT ALL in our school, so I had to be apologetic & say that I'd be doing it if there were 2 male teachers. Really, of course, any male elementary teacher is likely to be nice--it's not the standard for males to be, as it were.

Good luck!

Megan
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Tue, 04-21-2009 - 10:51am

My DS responds better to male influences (except his father for some reason).

Kathy

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Wed, 04-22-2009 - 6:56am
The first thing you should do is make sure there is a male teacher at the next grade level. Male teachers are beginning to be a rare commodity in education, especially at the elementary level.


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Wed, 04-22-2009 - 9:00am
Like I stated in my original post, the 5th grade class has three male teachers and 1 female.

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Wed, 04-22-2009 - 10:15am
What you just wrote sounds good to me--gets the point across quite clearly, if you know what I mean? It's about the KID, not the teacher, as it were. With a 3/4 chance just randomly, I'd hope that would do it!
Megan
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Wed, 04-22-2009 - 5:15pm
Oops! I read your original post, but like the students right now, it didn't stick with me. Sorry about that!


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