Maureen Downey wrote an interesting column Monday about teachers’ pets.
Visit a classroom and it’s often easy to see there are some students that teachers favor. Lots of times these are the kids who are well behaved, follow instructions and seem interested in what the teacher is doing.
Yes, some students complain about a classmate getting preferential treatment. While that may be unfair, it does prepare students for what they will encounter as adults in the workforce.
Parents, how worried are you about teachers’ pets? Are you feelings different if your child happens to be the chosen one?
Teachers, do you give preferential treatment to some students? Which students get this attention?