Can you all help me? I have a hard time understanding why my administration is dead set against anyone calling the students "sweetie". I have 125 students, I teach 6 periods out of 7 a day and I can't always remember the name of the student, so instead of saying "hey you!" I call them "sweetie". Is there something offical in the educational world that says not to do this? Help!

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Comment by ddeubel on March 22, 2010 at 10:44am
Ms. Saldana,

You don't need help, they do! Forget about it and just let it go by....you'll understand one of these years ahead -- that people are very uncomfortable with their sexuality, most people. One way this manifests is in "power" and such conceptions that the word "sweetie" is somehow "offensive" and provocative". Just purse your lips and keep on , keeping on.

Nothing official about this - just mass sexual repressed hysteria.

They'll either wake up or continue to be the victim...

DD
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Comment by Ms. Saldana on March 22, 2010 at 10:56am
Thank you, I appreciate the words of wisdom!
Comment by Sean Junkins on March 22, 2010 at 11:47am
try using "honey" or "baby" instead.... much more politically correct
Comment by John J Caprice on March 22, 2010 at 6:14pm
I have a great one! I learned this from an old Pharmacist. He would refer to his female customers as "Sunshine".
One day I asked him why. He said, simply, "Its polite, it is not offensive and I can't remember their names,"
After he left the business, his former customers would come in and say" Oh! Doc Marly was so sweet, he always called me "SUNSHINE". TRUE STORY
JJC
Comment by Ms. Saldana on March 23, 2010 at 8:05am
What a wonderful idea John, thanks so much for the idea!
Comment by Sean Junkins on March 23, 2010 at 8:08am
You're welcome
Comment by Ms. Saldana on March 23, 2010 at 8:15am
Sean, thank you for your idea, I had not thought of that! I'm sorry I didn't thank you right away.
Comment by John J Caprice on March 23, 2010 at 9:52am
You are welcome Ms. Saldana, but the kudos goes to Old Doc Marley. I had the honor to train with him and a few other gentlemen, whom lived throught the Depression and Fought in WWII. Their perspective of concern and customer care guided me through a successful career,
JJC

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