Imagine if Teachers Were Treated Like Sporting Stars

July 29, 2015

 

 

 

I am quite happy doing my job without fanfare but I think this clip is very clever indeed!

 

 

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Number of Teachers Having Sex With Students Trebles in a Year!

July 28, 2015

 

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This is what happens when the law doesn’t make examples of perpetrators. This is what happens when the public excuse these relationships as consensual or teachers make the claim that they weren’t the initiator.

All these excuses are rubbish! Teachers who have physical relationships with students should be made an example of by having to do jail time. Without a greater deterrent we will see the numbers of such cases explode even further:

 

The number of teachers being banned from classrooms for sex affairs with pupils and other sleazy behaviour has almost trebled in the last year.

The Mirror can reveal a huge rise in the number of teachers being punished for sexual misconduct – many with students or former students.

Cases include one maths teacher grooming a 15-year-old girl before making her sign a ‘sex slave contract’ when she turned 16 and an art teacher who had sex with a 16-year-old pupil after her dad dropped her off at his house.

In the first six months of this year, 30 teachers have been barred from teaching indefinitely by the National College for Teaching and Leadership.

The figure compares to 21 in the previous six months and just 11 in the six months before that.

 

 

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Kids as Young as 11 Posting Naked Selfies of Themselves

July 27, 2015

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We must empower our vulnerable students with the courage to resist making the bad decisions that will impact them significantly down the track. Sexting is not an innocent exercise. It is an act designed to persuade someone to do something that they would ordinarily want no part of.

The trick is not to introduce a classroom program, but rather build up the confidence of our more vulnerable students.

 

Schoolchildren as young as 11 have been caught using their mobile phones to send naked selfies and sexting.

Parents are on alert after a special team of police, whose remit includes child protection, has been dealing with ‘sexting’ cases involving kids at primary schools.

And officers are urging mums and dads to be aware of the dangers facing their children, reports the Daily Record.

Detective Chief Inspector Fil Capaldi, who leads the Public Protection Unit at Renfrew Police Office, said: “We have dealt with cases involving primary seven pupils.

 

 

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The Best Thing We can Teach Our Students is to Love

July 26, 2015

 

The title of this piece is a quote from comedian and anti-bullying campaigner, Michael Pritchard. And he is spot on!

Even more important than literature and science is the skill of love. How to love ones self and how to love others.

Please share this video with your colleagues and students.

 

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Students Love it When Their Teacher Dares to be Outrageous

July 23, 2015

 

 

Yes he can’t sing, but don’t for a second assume that his students care one iota. They probably loved seeing their teacher care enough to perform a tribute to them at the expense of his dignity:

 

Deputy head teacher with a dreadful singing voice did not let that stop him recording his own version Frozen song to wish as a goodbye to his pupils leaving for secondary school.

Chris Hill dressed up as princess Elsa from the favourite Disney musical to sing his own re-worded version of the film’s smash hit, Let It Go.

And while his rendition of the song might be packed with sentiment, well-wishes and motivational catchphrases, it is also painfully tuneless and, in turn, absolutely hilarious. 

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Educators Leading Children to Where Predators Hide

July 22, 2015

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The website recommended to teachers to encourage their students to feel safe from bullying has been revealed as a magnet for predators.

We must stop promoting the Safe Schools Hub, because by the sounds of it, it’s anything but safe:

 

Schoolchildren are running the risk of exposure to predators though a website run by the federal Department of Education and Training.

In what must be a cruel twist of irony, the starting point for this is none other than the Safe Schools Hub, which is intended to protect children from bullying and other forms of harm.  

Although the Safe Schools Hub has as one of its “Guiding Principles” that schools must “accept responsibility for developing and sustaining safe and supportive learning and teaching communities that also fulfil the school’s child protection responsibilities”, it is failing to do so itself.

Because it is run by the federal government, the Safe Schools Hub is used as a resource by many primary and secondary schools across the country.  The original intention of the site was to prevent bullying in schools, and it attempts to stamp out discrimination on the basis of religion, ethnicity, gender and the like.  These are all good things, but when it comes to protecting students, things go badly awry.

 

 

 

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Student Flash Mob Brings Retiring Teacher to Tears (Video)

July 21, 2015

 

 

A retiring teacher has often given many decades of service. To show them on their final day that they are appreciated and will be deeply missed is so important. Of course, you could step it up another notch and plan something like this.

 

 

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How Vulnerable are Your Students to Online Predators?

July 20, 2015

 

 

Online predators are around and they are very good at exacting personal information. Please share this video with your students and their parents. It just might make all the difference.

 

 

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The Teacher That Does Everything Wrong Might Actually Be Right

July 19, 2015

 

 

This teacher breaks all the rules:

 

1. He smiles in class (not good for assuming authority)

2. He lets his student tease him and get away with it (who is the boss?)

3. He teases back (humiliating a student in front of his class?)

4. He comes across as friendly (they’re not your friends!)

5. He raps in class (how are they ever going to take you seriously again?)

 

But you know what? Perhaps those rules are a reflection of what is so fundamentally wrong about the way we teach teachers to behave. Because this classroom scene works! It’s fun, it presents its teacher as real, witty, self-deprecating and interesting.

Who wouldn’t want a teacher like this?

Stuff the rules!

 

 

 

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The New Cyberbullying Resource That Your Students Will Adore

July 18, 2015

 

My friend Mike Feurstein has done it again!  Volume 7 of his brilliant How to Unmake a Bully series is a showstopper. Above is the first part of the Cyberbullying trilogy. Enjoy!

 

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