posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 03:54 PM
How about a different perspective?
I have a similar rule in my classroom. Why? Because there are three or four students who would go to the bathroom every twenty minutes just to get
out of class. Its a given with children.
I also know which kids would never try such a thing...and when one of them comes to me and says its an emergency, they get a free pass. They don't
abuse it, either.
After ten years of teaching, you develop a sense for who really needs to go and who's faking. Usually, the kid clutching himself and dancing really
needs to go.
With the increased demands of standardized testing, teaching time is safeguarded at all costs. This teacher needs to listen to her students, but
since she's a first year teacher, this is probably something her mentor suggested she try to cut down on classroom disruptions. Sometimes, mistakes
I had a bathroom accident when I was in second grade; and you know what? Didn't destroy my self esteem...
Don't get me wrong, what happened is sad. But it was a mistake, hopefully she learned from it, and life goes on.