14 year old Kate is Heidi's vocal duet partner. They won their festival class at Lincoln last week with a wonderful performance of Purcell's "Let Us Wander".
I picked Heidi up early from school today, to drive up to Kate's school to do a recording of the duet for her GCSE ensemble. We also recorded Kate singing a solo. She sang like an angel and gained full marks for both performances - her music teacher does not belong to the, "This is a deep, dark secret" school of thought.
Kate is heart-stoppingly pretty. She only has to look at me in just that way and I am putty in her hands.
She appeared to take everything I had done for her today completely for granted. I did not object to this. In a lesser way than is true of Heidi, I am part of her natural support service; I cannot expect anything other than being taken for granted.
Kate is going to the US on Sunday on and exchange trip, so I will not see her for about a month. On my way out, I gave her a hug, told her I loved her and that I would miss her.
She turned her full 1,000 megawat beam on me and said, "Thank you for everything you have done for me."
Matti has just received his Chief Scout's Bronze award. If he hadn't worked hard at his singing for the last year he would never have achieved it.
I am currently a very proud my, and have told Matti how happy I am for him that he has achieved the highest award a Beaver Scout can do. What was also so lovely was the number of children who showed an interst in doing the same.
Its a lovley award as it can be tailored to suit the skills and talents that each boy posseses, and each boy also has to have taken a full part in the life of the Beaver Colony.
I'm also delighted that Matthew has taken such a shine to scouting. I got a lot out of guiding and feel this is such a lovley this for him to do.
I hasten to agree with you, a number of posts seem to include things of this nature, and it is worrying indeed. I would have to question a professional teacher having such close relationships with female pupils, and perhaps too close??
Am I right in saying that you think that telling your pupils you "love them" and that they are "heart-stoppingly pretty" is perfectly acceptable in the society we live in today? I'd be horrifed if any of my children's teachers behaved in such a manner.
I have only just re-found Steve after missing him dreadfully on the AB forum, please dont start slagging him off now. He has a sense of humour that is so rare these days. Perhaps the naming of pupils should be curbed but the rest of it - awwh get a life! I am a teacher (female)(with I have 4 kids) and I understand where and what he is saying. I rather read his thread than read about Matti and his bronze scout award here AND on the AB forum. Isnt there a Guiding Scout forum somewhere where that can be posted!
OK - I got it - pinkmist and bluecloud are either the same person with multiple user IDs (notice the similarity in names....) or if not, they're close cronies - notice they both registered last night - pinkmist at 10.20pm and bluecloud at 12.33am. So there would have been time for some Emails/msn chat before the second registration.....and names are still too similar.......so they must be close in real life.......can't believe it's all coincidence.........
Oh yes, on the happy thread (Sherlock Holmes has put his hat away for now....) I had a pupil doing her exam in a totally different centre to usual so I decided to try to cancel lessons to be there for support as it was her grade 1 - the beam on her face when I walked into the waitingroom made it all worthwhile.....even though it then took me an hour and a half to do a 45 minute journey on the way home.........
Believe what you wish, I do not know the identity of pinkmist, perhaps a double bluff?
I am merely concerned that anyone can read this forum, and when posts such as the ones in this thread about finding young female pupils "heart stoppingly pretty" are available for all to read, it could cause trouble. It is a lovely thread, I admire anyone who teaches, however, I do find some of the content to be slightly more than necessary.
People are entitled to their opinion. I had asked a number of people what their opinions are before I made my first post last night and everybody that I have asked agreed with me.
If others are happy then fine.
I do not think it is appropriate and I'm sure people who post on here will have heard of stories of teachers rightly or wrongly being accused of things. It is dangerous for a teacher to write such things in my view and could have potentially damaging consequences. If people cannot see that then fine but it is very clear to me.
Things can be misunderstood and I find it amazing that an experienced teacher would leave themselves open to the possibility of themselves being in possible trouble because of writing something like that. I am not saying it would happen but it could.
Personal views expressed by a teacher on feelings of love for a pupil however innocent it is meant to be and how much they are going to be missed in that context are just not right. If it happened in a school do people really think it would be accepted as good and acceptable practice?
There are many people who would feel distinctly uncomfortable reading something like that.
For anyones information, I have nothing to do with Bluecloud and it is pure coincidence that whoever they are, happened to post at a similar time.