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Re: Re:[teacherartexchange] teacherartexchange digest: August 15, 2006


From: M. Austin (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Aug 16 2006 - 18:01:36 PDT

Not knowing the entire situation it is hard to say what she meant by her
comment. She could have just been curious, or she could have been being
judgemental - it's really hard to make that judgement call based on an
e-mail. However, I would have been offended by being informed she was
planning to use my lesson plans - not asking, not questioning if this would
be acceptable, but being told. I think you handled it well. I would continue
to be professional, and supportive, but not enabling.

> An email that bothered me. The person seemed irritated about why my school
> needed an extra teacher (not the fact that this day will keep her
> full-time was good enough) The proceeded to tell me that she would use my
> lesson plans. I politely let her know that I would like her to use her
> plans and that I didn't always have my grades all doing the same lesson
> (even on one level). Is my being uncomfortable about this silly or was she
> crossing boundaries (I do not even know her)? I would appreciate
> constructive comments. Thanks all.

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