Year: 1996-1997
Month: March
Leader: Group I

Situation/Case Study:

As part of a course, a teacher requires students to reflect in journals. In the course of their reflections, kids sometimes write about other teachers in ways that makes it apparent who is being discussed. The teacher who requires the journals is questioning whether or not the information about other teachers, both positive and negative, should be shared with them. Students in this class are promised anonymity and privacy for what they write in their journals. What they are saying may be important for the teachers to hear, but the students appear not to feel comfortable or safe sharing it directly with the teachers.