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Old 01-23-2013, 11:42 AM
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Why Facebook is a bad idea...

I'm sure this situation was completely harmless, but the teacher made the poor choice of posting photos on Facebook that happened to be seen by the wrong individuals. Now she's fighting for her job.

http://gma.yahoo.com/teacher-posted-...opstories.html
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:12 PM
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That's not really a Facebook problem, though. It's a poor judgment problem.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:13 PM
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It's also why I don't allow my students access to tape, rope, or zip ties.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:39 PM
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Read some of the comments. All the ones I read support the teacher and believe this is much ado about nothing. As for facebook?
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:02 PM
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Poor judgement on her part. I don't think it's anything to lose her job over though.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:50 PM
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Please.

Facebook is not a bad idea.

And posting the picture shouldn't cost her a career.

And in the question in the article asking why there was duct tape in the room? Really?
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:12 PM
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Facebook is not the problem. Her poor judgement is the problem. Even though I would not post a picture of any kids in my classroom, I don't think firing her over that picture is necessary.
Again, I am sure we are not getting the full story from the media...
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:07 PM
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That's not really a Facebook problem, though. It's a poor judgment problem.
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:20 PM
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Loved this comment:

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Thank God Haas is on the case, but I'd also like answers to the following questions:

Can duct tape hurt my children in the home?
Are my children ever really safe from duct tape?
How can I prevent my children from accessing duct tape at a friend's house if the other parent allows open access to duct tape?
How can I talk to my kids about duct tape? As a parent, what steps can I take to alert my child about duct tape?
What if a stranger offers duct tape to my child?
Are there any programs that offer advice / special protection from duct tape?
If my child is ever accidentally exposed to duct tape, what should I do?
Most are supportive, and rightfully so. While it IS a bit of poor judgment to post a photo of your students online without proper authorization, there's not really any harm from this and it seems like the students were having fun. Such a photo would pretty clearly be in jest. Reprimand her, likely -- should she lose her job over this? Probably not.
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:35 PM
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Poor judgement on her part. I don't think it's anything to lose her job over though.
It's not even poor judgement though. Poor judgement would make someeone think that this teacher did something that was potentially damaging in some way (e.g. making a derogatory remark about the students, doing it against their will). This was a simple lapse in judgement, and it should barely be a school-wide story, let alone a district, city, or national news story. Ridiculous.
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