Was this a good thing or a bad thing? Or somewhere in between?

Discussion in 'General Education' started by mmswm, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. TeacherGroupie

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    "Very liberal" in this case is very, very relative, mm...

    GemStone, the original post indicates that mm's son wasn't the thief, but party #2 in the original conversation about the theft. At least as of the original post, it seems that the teacher didn't know which student had taken the spoon.
     
  2. mmswm

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    My son wasn't the thief. He was a student in the class that this happened in.
     
  3. Peregrin5

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    You can't really do anything about something once it's stolen, so I would probably just forget about it, but my words to the class would be simple and easy to understand and I would possibly dispense with the reference that none of the students probably understood nor took the time to research when they got home.
     
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    I wouldn't have used that particular movie, mostly because a lot of teens would have started making retching noises at the idea of watching a musical. However, I think it would have been an excellent lesson to say that the thief did more than take a little spoon, but also stole a large piece of the teacher's trust in her students. That would have driven the point home in a much more personal way than asking Colm Wilkinson to say it for her.
     

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