I am a teacher too - and have been in the game a long time. Personally, I wouldn't choose soft drink as a reward - maybe a game at the end of the day. Like a previous poster has said - she may be a younger teacher, who knows. I guess I'm just defensive of teachers and get tired of people jumping up and down when there are much better ways to go about things then flying off the handle. We're all on the same side, and have our students'/ your child's best interests at heart. Sure we may make decisions sometimes that in hindsight are not the best, but that's something for the teacher to reflect on and change for the next time. Not to get jumped on and judged by a heap of adults.
People aren't quick to judge doctors and lawyers etc like they do teachers. Just gets me frustrated.
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25-07-2015 10:55 #31
Teacher bringing in soft drink for students
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25-07-2015 11:05 #32
She's an older teacher . In her 50s.
25-07-2015 11:07 #33
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25-07-2015 11:11 #34
Do your kids ever go to their friends houses and do you know exactly what they eat / drink there?
I understand that we all want the best for our kids. They will be exposed to junk food throughout their lives and I think it's best that they understand it's ok to have a little sometimes so they less likely to go off the rails on junk when they are older and making their own food choices.
The teacher sounds like they are putting effort into their job and going above and beyond.
25-07-2015 11:16 #35
I think its not the best idea and a friendly email suggesting if a change could be done. Would be a ok thing to do. Certainly ranting and raving and threatening to change schools actually weakens your argument Imo.
I wouldn't make a big deal myself but I would clarify that it would be a once of thing.
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25-07-2015 11:17 #36
Thanks everyone. Guess I was overreaching
25-07-2015 11:19 #37
Meh wouldn't bother me in the slightest. It's a glass of soft drink I don't believe in being obsessive and controlling with food, it just makes it taboo. Kids need to learn self control and self moderation.
25-07-2015 11:31 #38
We don't have soft drink at home. But I don't mind if the kids have it on occasion. It's not something I would get worked up over. I was denied all junk food when I was young and I'm slightly traumatised by the experience.
But taking a child out of school over this... that seems a little dramatic. Maybe sending a note or having a little chat with the teacher about your child's diet might be more appropriate.
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25-07-2015 11:36 #39
A friendly I appreciate the fact that you going above and beyond with this reward party but I can please ask that you rethink the soft drink as party of school policy on food. El the traffic light system.
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25-07-2015 11:36 #40
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