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To think teachers are not perfect!

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daisygreendaisylilac Wed 24-Feb-16 17:30:18

This is based on a large number of posts about teachers - many that assume the teacher could not possibly have done what the OP has said they did.

If they did, it is excused because teaching is stressful and blamed on the government.

AIBU to think that's a bit of a cop out? Personally I know there are fabulous teachers but I know they are not perfect!

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Wed 24-Feb-16 17:34:41

Like what?

JammyDodger1 Wed 24-Feb-16 17:36:05

dd1 has a fabulous teacher, she's brilliant and dd1 adores her, did not stop her loosing some vital paperwork which she insisted dd1 gave her for "safe Keeping" and its not the first time, so yes I agree teacher are human and not perfect.

I think they do a fab job but I cannot see how they can like, or hide that they don't like some children, some can, many can't.

LilacSpunkMonkey Wed 24-Feb-16 17:36:09

I've never read a thread that has said teachers are perfect. I've certainly read threads where people have questioned whether what a child has come home and said can actually be true. Quite often the thread turns out to be 'the child was exaggerating/mixed up'. I've read other threads where teachers have been in the wrong.

Yet to read one where what you've said happened.

LilacSpunkMonkey Wed 24-Feb-16 17:37:18

Oh, and welcome to Mumsnet.

ComeonSummer1 Wed 24-Feb-16 17:37:25

Of course they arnt perfect. Who is?

daisygreendaisylilac Wed 24-Feb-16 17:37:54

Lilac, the threads you describe very quickly turn into people informing the poster that what they say happened (or their child say happened) could not have happened - often I'm thinking 'yes, it could!'

Of course, sometimes it has just been confusion or exaggeration.

Creatureofthenight Wed 24-Feb-16 17:38:34

Yep, teachers are in fact people, so like the rest of us they aren't perfect. Well spotted.

LilacSpunkMonkey Wed 24-Feb-16 17:38:58

But who said teachers are perfect?

How have you come to that conclusion?

HighwayDragon1 Wed 24-Feb-16 17:40:39

We are not perfect no. I make mistakes, I forget things and occasionally lose things including my temper , I'm human. But this is a job where if you are anything but perfect parents complain, parents, the government expect perfection, which we all strive for but we are only human.

DontCareHowIWantItNow Wed 24-Feb-16 17:40:56

This is based on a large number of posts about teachers - many that assume the teacher could not possibly have done what the OP has said they did.

Where are these large number of posts.....

MrsJorahMormont Wed 24-Feb-16 17:44:14

I have NEVER seen or heard anyone describe any teacher as perfect. Of course that's because they are human beings, rather than actual robots.

You can't expect them to be perfect, you can hope that they will be professional most of the time, you accept they will make the odd mistake. Just like with any other profession.

daisygreendaisylilac Wed 24-Feb-16 17:45:52

It was hard knowing how to phrase the title really - I nearly went with 'AIBU to think teachers do make errors of judgement/mistakes.'

I have come across unprofessional behaviour in my time teaching and sometimes there is an automatic jump to the assumption that the child is wrong and the teacher is right, which just isn't always the case.

LilacSpunkMonkey Wed 24-Feb-16 17:47:44

But you said 'large number of posts about teachers'.

Which posts?

Sunnybitch Wed 24-Feb-16 17:48:45

Bit of a goady first post op hmm

oldlaundbooth Wed 24-Feb-16 17:48:47

Of course they are not perfect..

Some are great, most are average, some are terrible.

Just like any profession really.

daisygreendaisylilac Wed 24-Feb-16 17:49:15

Over the years there have been many threads where a parent is concerned about a teacher, and many posts have argued the teachers case quite vocally.

daisygreendaisylilac Wed 24-Feb-16 17:49:55

Do you think so Sunny?

Why?

It doesn't say all teachers are rubbish, or anything.

TubbyTabby Wed 24-Feb-16 17:50:22

i think you'll find that 99.99% of people in 99.99% of jobs are not perfect.

LilacSpunkMonkey Wed 24-Feb-16 17:50:36

That's very vague.

People are also quite happy to give teachers a good kicking on here too. Gonna start a thread about them?

Shutthatdoor Wed 24-Feb-16 17:50:39

Over the years there have been many threads where a parent is concerned about a teacher, and many posts have argued the teachers case quite vocally.

Which threads though.....

Sunnybitch Wed 24-Feb-16 17:51:19

And after watching this for many years only now your joining MN to voice your outrage about it....righty oh <rolls eyes>

Sunnybitch Wed 24-Feb-16 17:53:52

Well for one your completely ignoring lilac's question to name a thread...

daisygreendaisylilac Wed 24-Feb-16 17:54:20

Gosh, I'm certainly not outraged, Sunny ... if I "sound" angry then I can only apologise, but I can assure you I'm not.

Sunnybitch Wed 24-Feb-16 17:54:30

And shuts aswell...

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