[Thoughts on Teaching] Gossip?

I have a lot to say, but I’m having a small moral quandary. What is the line between gossip and sharing stories?  Who am I allowed to tell these things to, and how much am I allowed to say? There have been a few things in my district lately that have surprised me. Things people know about my kids, my school, my career, that I wouldn’t think they would know. But people talk. Am I doing the same thing here?

Honest guys–input.  Where is the line?

One thought on “[Thoughts on Teaching] Gossip?

  1. gos·sip   /ˈgɒsəp/ Show Spelled [gos-uhp] Show IPA noun, verb, -siped or -sipped, -sip·ing or -sip·ping.–noun1.idle talk or rumor, especially about the personal or private affairs of others: the endless gossip about Hollywood stars.2.light, familiar talk or writing.3.Also, gos·sip·er, gos·sip·per. a person given to tattling or idle talk.4.Chiefly British Dialect . a godparent.5.Archaic . a friend, especially a woman.–verb (used without object)6.to talk idly, especially about the affairs of others; go about tattling.–verb (used with object)7.Chiefly British Dialect . to stand godparent to.8.Archaic . to repeat like a gossip. I am biased for sure because I think you are amazing and am glad you share your stories from the front lines. I don't believe what you share falls under the “gossip” definition (see above), but I suppose it is all relative.

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