Kid making an observation

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  1. stephenpe

    stephenpe Connoisseur

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    anyone seen this. As much as I defend teachers all the time I know there is much truth in this, too.
     
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    There's way too many unknowns here for me to comment. Based on part of the interaction, it sounds like there may be a substitute in the room, besides other things. I was actually impressed that the teacher managed to stay cool and avoid escalation. From the reaction (or lack thereof) of other students, this kid blowing up is probably a fairly regular occurrence.
     
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    I agree that there's probably more to the story. At the same time, kids who want to be disruptive aren't generally asking to be taught more and for the teacher to be more excited about teaching. To me it seems like there's a nugget of truth in there, and the teacher would be wise to really listen to that.
     
  5. Aces

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    Isn't this an older video? From years ago??
     
  6. stephenpe

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    I think I saw it a few years ago.......but it strikes a chord........We all know that teacher is out there passing out work sheets........and we know there are kids that care..........
     
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    BioAngel Science Teacher - Grades 3-6

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    The student seems to be well-spoken enough and I can't blame the kid if he isn't happy with "doing packets", however, he is being disrespectful and if he had that much of a problem with the teacher, he should have set up a time to speak to her after class.

    My students complain that they have to do "too much" writing in my class - taking notes, creating data tables, writing conclusions (not just dumb lab reports) that ties in the various experiments we've done. Yeah it is hard now kid, but I know what skills you might just need as an adult. I've never had a child be that disrespectful towards me, but I hope that my students feel safe enough to come talk to me if they have ideas - not just stand up on a soap box during class time.
     
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    Can you come be in my district? Please? There's so many students that come in that have no idea how to take lab notes, tables, or anything else that's useful in a science classroom.

    I've only ever had one student be that disrespectful towards me. I let him have his say, didn't say a word. Then I reminded him that this lab that they were working on was what was barely holding his senior grades together. So he would receive a 0 on the lab, would fail my class, and would not be receiving his diploma in three weeks. I then had our resource officer escort him out of my classroom.
     
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    From what I have researched (news reports about, and news interviews of, the student and the superintendent), it seems the student was an 18-year-old former dropout who had since returned to school. The teacher allegedly used dirogatory languange toward the student prior to the video. The student faced no disciplinary action following the incident, and the teacher was put on paid administrative leave while the district investigated. I have not found any follow-up reports or conclusive results.
     
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    BioAngel Science Teacher - Grades 3-6

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    Aww thanks :) Do you teach science too? Can you have a conversation with the science teachers that have your students before they get to you?

    We have something at my school called transition meetings, so I have the opportunity to talk to the K-2 science teachers about what skills they can work on with the kiddos before they get to me. Does it always work? No... I find the teachers younger or my age will work with me, but the older teachers nod their head and then do nothing :(
     
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    I had a history teacher in school read the textbook to us and told us what to highlight. We had to memorise the highlighted portions. I am not exaggerating when I say we highlighted 95% of the textbook. This was every history lesson for a whole year. She explained nothing and didn’t even hand out worksheets or asked questions. I wish I had the guts to let her know, in the most respectful way possible, that her lessons were crap and she should have saved her breath and time by telling us what not to highlight instead.
    I don’t think the manner in which the student brought this up is appropriate but I think if the lessons are worksheets day in and day out, someone should call the teacher out on it.
     
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    I am a pollyanna type. I see the good where many see just darkness and negative. I think this was a teachable moment for the teacher (if she wasn't a sub). A real discussion could have come out of this. Even after he left I would not have let that elephant just sit there in the floor. But if she was just a handout person and used little effort she probably would not even know how to run that discussion. I would have had many questions for the class after his speech. What makes a good teacher? A good lesson? What is the best way to teach? What makes it more interesting? How many teachers would you say do a good job of engaging the class? What could I DO to be better at this? I dont know it just seemed real and honest the way he said it. Im glad she let him have his say.
     
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    You handled the situation perfectly! Justice was indeed served.
     
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    It sounds as if your “teacher” is as qualified to teach history as I am, and history was by far my worst subject. (I teach HS math to give you a little context.)
     
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    My 2nd year teaching I knew this 2nd grade teacher. She would come in the lounge to smoke and had a stack of wksheets 6 inches high each day. She would drink a pot of coffee before she got to work and huge cups when she got there. Had a nervous breakdown about 2 years later. Sweet lady but a little nuts. I can imagine what her class was like.
     
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    Salty with a little insanity...
     

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