The rantings of a teacher who retired from the classroom but not from education.
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Confidentiality Not Guaranteed
I guess I am kind of naive but when a counselor or psychologist asks me to fill out a form evaluating one of my students, I expect that form will not be read to that student or end up in that student's hands. I found out today that is absolutely not true and that it is common practice for these forms to be discussed and even read from at some conferences.
So, a word of warning to all. Be careful about what you write. You never know how a student might react to a comment you may think is harmless. I know I will choose my words with much more care from now on.