You as an elementary school teacher observe some of your students’ behaviour. When child A is not around, you notice child B’s mood to be much better than normal. You then make the assumption child B being around child A is bad.
You go report to the council that very finding.
A few days later you hear that child C lied to child B, telling them that child A was the one who stole C’s mickey mouse figure when that was a lie. So as it seems, the problem is not a 1 on 1 interaction between A and B, but rather a more complex one between various elements of the class.
Originally posted in Sep 10, 2014. Reposted due to server issues.