If your kids are headed into a new school year, you've more than likely had a talk with them about dealing with bullies. In some cases, however, the bullying takes place in the classroom rather than on the playground. You trust your child's teacher to protect them when you can't, but what do you do when your child needs protection from the teacher instead? If you suspect a teacher's behavior has crossed the line and become downright cruel, there are some signs your child is being bullied by a teacher you may want to watch out for.
If you suspect your child is being bullied by a teacher, you should get to the bottom of the situation quickly. Leaving your child in an environment where they are bullied can have negative consequences, according to Very Well. But as Great Schools pointed out, it's important to go through the appropriate chain of command. Contact the teacher directly to set up a meeting to hash out all of the issues. You can also talk with other parents in the class to see if they are experiencing similar issues. When possible, keep a paper trail of your communication for your records. This can be especially helpful if the situation moves up to the principal or beyond.