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Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by lucybelle, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. lucybelle

    lucybelle Connoisseur

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    So the 8th grade kids are going around doing surveys. They've done this before (basically to practice a language). It's usually "do you prefer the city or the country and why?"

    But just now the 8th graders came by and asked me the following questions:

    1. Have you ever been in love with a student?
    2. Do you think it's important to remain abstinent until 18?
    3. Did you remain abstinent until 18?
    4. Are people born homosexual?
    5. Is it okay to be homosexual?
    6. Do you know any homosexuals?

    What the hell kind of project are they doing.......:huh:

    I mean the last 3 questions I don't mind answering, but asking about my sex life? I think that's crossing a line. . . . . .
     
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  3. Peregrin5

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    O_O That would be really uncomfortable. I agree that you need to talk to the teacher who assigned this assignment.
     
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    That's definitely crossing a line; one surmises that the students are taking advantage of the "survey" schema to ask That Which They Ought Not To Ask Anyone, Thank You Very Much. I can't imagine the teacher signing off on this.
     
  5. lucybelle

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    I talked briefly with the English teacher and he says the kids were doing a "teen issues" survey.

    I don't know if he knew the questions or not.
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    Wowza...are teachers abdicating all power to student choice? This reminds me of the thread about writing on a classmate....:dizzy:Why didn't the teacher screen the surveys? I'd take it up with your colleague....before parents or admin get wind of this.
     
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    Uh..... Speechless!
     
  8. JustMe

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    Not okay!
     
  9. lucybelle

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    I talked a little more to the teacher at the end of the day and turns out he didn't know the questions. After the kids had went and asked all the teachers they also asked him and he told them "you can't ask those questions!" and evidently they said "but we already asked the whole school!"

    In the end, I think everyone kind of laughed it off. But it was a little crazy.

    (oh and another group came by later and asked if I had ever consumed: alcohol, tobacco, pot, acid, or pills)
     
  10. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    Ummm, hopefully teacher in question learned a lesson:dizzy: I teach grade 3 and have approval of survey questions during our data analysis unit in math....can't believe a teacher of older kids wouldn't have better foresight. :unsure:
     
  11. sjnkate

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    I agree.
     
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    devil's avocate here - I think it MIGHT be ok for students to ask questions - but it's also very acceptable for these same students to learn that teachers and others might choose to not answer certain questions. Just because they ask them, doesn't mean we have to answer them. Another learning experience. It depends on the purpose of the survey.
     

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