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Shitty message from teacher on Google Classroom.

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Tibola Sun 29-Mar-20 14:06:24

Congratulating the 10 kids who completed the assignment and giving their names. And then in block caps:


Rude much?!! And no, their school isn’t open for key workers before anyone jumps on me and says how busy she must be

vinoandbrie Sun 29-Mar-20 14:07:42

That’s dreadful. I’m shocked that a teacher would send that message.

Backyard72 Sun 29-Mar-20 14:08:09

Pretty fair really I'd say.

BrooHaHa Sun 29-Mar-20 14:08:26

She won't have time to go over it in class unless the school is open over the summer. This school shut down is replacing lesson time.

bernardswatchplease Sun 29-Mar-20 14:08:51

I don't think that's rude

Irial Sun 29-Mar-20 14:08:55

So how would you have worded this?

WhyNotMe40 Sun 29-Mar-20 14:09:10

What age group are the students?

CoatTails Sun 29-Mar-20 14:09:40

I think it’s fair too!

Hercwasonaroll Sun 29-Mar-20 14:09:43

I'm not surprised. Cut the teacher some slack. I bet they will have pressure from above to ensure students are completing the work set. If I was you I'd email the head of department or head of year explaining that you have prioritised your child's mental wellbeing this week. It might make the leadership team think.

Sushiroller Sun 29-Mar-20 14:10:03

Pretty fair really I'd say.


PaulHollywoodsSexGut Sun 29-Mar-20 14:10:05

Didn’t think old school show trial teaching still existed

PoopyPanda Sun 29-Mar-20 14:10:31

Seems fair enough to me.

LastTrainEast Sun 29-Mar-20 14:10:50

What specifically is wrong about it?

Whiffenpoofs Sun 29-Mar-20 14:12:23

What would you want the teacher to say? They have a curriculum to stick to. There has to be some give and take on both sides - why have some children completed the assignment and others not? Remote learning doesn't mean a holiday from school life.

How old are the DC being taught?

Teachers really can't do anything right at the moment.

Imisscheese Sun 29-Mar-20 14:12:42

They won't have time to go back over it in lessons. Students need to do the work. 10 is not many from a whole class.

Mendeleev Sun 29-Mar-20 14:12:55

That is rather rude. Why are they trying to teach new stuff anyway? How ridiculous.

I have left my students a message saying upload what you can and my school are only setting consolidation work.

What if the kids/parents are ill? They shouldn’t be naming and shaming.

Boredbumhead Sun 29-Mar-20 14:13:37

Very very rude. Outrageous.

OhioOhioOhio Sun 29-Mar-20 14:15:22

I'm a teacher and I tjink if complain about that. She has no clue about your circumstances.

Eggcited Sun 29-Mar-20 14:15:29

How old are the children?

BlackCatSleeping Sun 29-Mar-20 14:15:33

I also wonder how old they are. If they are 6, it's a bit off. If they are 16, then it's fair enough. I'd just put it down to covid stress and cut the teacher some slack.

TheOnlyLivingBoyInNewCross Sun 29-Mar-20 14:17:00

Sounds fair to me. It sounds as if the kids have had the chance to complete the work and get feedback on it - if they've decided not to take advantage of that then...

What about it do you think is "shitty"?

Tibola Sun 29-Mar-20 14:17:07

Year 10. DS did actually do the work.

“If you haven’t managed to complete the assignment yet please email me to discuss, this won’t be covered again so you will need to compete. If you are struggling to access the material or need help please let me know”

If kids could all learn by just logging on to a PC and autonomously getting on with it what the hell are we wasting money on school buildings for?

Tibola Sun 29-Mar-20 14:18:24

What do I think is shitty?

-The tone
-The caps
-The passive aggressive thumbs up

SeriouslyRetro Sun 29-Mar-20 14:18:41

The thing is, the fact 10 did submit the work requested shows it was achievable.

She’s just laying out that the children (and parents) have a responsibility for their education. She can’t make them do it, but she’s letting them know that’s their call.

Did your child have difficulty in completing the work? Is there a way to communicate difficulty with the teacher?

chocoholico Sun 29-Mar-20 14:19:14

very rude.

a lot of parents WFH and it's really, really hard if not impossible to home school of you are on you work laptop and in calls all day.

Some parents and a lot of time on their hand right now but it is is not the case for many.

I have a child in primary, one with complex SN and work from home 5 days a week. I don't school because I am lazy but because cirmstances don't really allow it. I would not be happy with this message.

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