Utah Teacher Fired After Showing Students Art

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  1. Belch

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    This reminds me of the time I had a video cassette in the VCR ready to be shown to students after lunch. I started the video, and apparently, some of my students were using the VCR to watch porn during lunch hour. I turned the VCR on thinking that my video would start playing, when to my horror...
     
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    Oh my goodness! That would have made me very nervous had it happened to me.
     
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    Yep.. I have heard that textbook problems are farmed out to grad students, and grad students sometimes have a sense of humor.
    High school.
     
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    I do not think this should be career ending. In 5th grade students start sex ed where I live. While the pictures were not appropriate and it was a mistake that the teacher gave them to his students Children start learning about the body around this time.
     
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    Kids "know'' about the body long before they are officially educated on it in sex ed.
     
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    The teacher attempted to explain the images were art and “encouraged” the students to speak with their parents about the paintings they saw. The educator later found out one of the parents called the police claiming Rueda showed pornography to the students.

    :roll:
     
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    Well, you'd just written about a story where you were "mortified" because some students were associating a variable with something else. So, I hope your chances to punish children for being excessively crude help with the stress of being subjected to sophomoric innuendo as well.
     
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    Now this is much more of a scandal that what was written in the article. I could definitely see some consequences for whoever was supposed to be supervising those kiddos.
     
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    How did that go unnoticed? Were the students left alone in a room with a VCR during lunch?
    o_O
     
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    Wow! I must either be really lucky to have such well-behaved kids, or I'm too nice. Having that many write0ups around here would probably get you in a little hot water for classroom management.
     
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    Your students are allowed access to the VCR during lunch, without supervision, which allows them to watch porn on school grounds unnoticed? That is not a system that I am familiar with, so maybe unique to your region.
     
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    They were probably supposed to be cleaning the room lol
     
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    I was going to suggest that perhaps that country tolerated sexual curiosity and freedom more than here in the US, but then he goes on to say "to my horror", so I'm guessing that's not the case.
     
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    I'm talking junior college, so they're basically adults. I should have known something was up by the eerie silence as I was pushing the play button.
     
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    Wait, you teach adults? I didn’t get that vibe in other posts.
     
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    I think his mistake was unintentional. Hopefully, it is not a career ending situation. As I consider being 5th or 6th grade (or my daughter at that age), I feel the nudes should have been left out of the pile. Parents should have been contacted directly from him. (A simple, today in class there were a couple of pictures that were shown to the class in error. I apologize for the error. I encouraged your child to discuss it with you. Although these cards were part of the school library, and the curriculum, I do apologize that they were included in today's lesson. ) Something like that should have been emailed before the students arrived home. Admin should have been contacted immediately and they could have reached out to all of the parents as well. I hope it works out for the teacher.
     
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    I started in junior high, then high school, and have been teaching college for twenty years now.
     
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    Explains a lot.
     
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    I don't know all the details here, but it can be an easy mistake. My kid got a children's book from the county library a couple months ago that included a picture of Aborigines and one little girl was naked. I had some explaining to do. It was a book about koalas. It wouldn't have dawned on me to check the content before handing it to a class. Koala book, kid's book, kid's section of library..... Thank goodness I can't get fired from motherhood so easily.
     
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