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Watch a Classic Argument in Action (Video)

September 29, 2014

 

One child claims it’s sprinkling another that’s it’s raining. Both refuse to concede. My favourite is the girl in the middle that does her best to stay impartial and act as peacemaker.

 

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The Most Original Way to Pull Out Your Child’s Tooth Out (Video)

March 27, 2014

 

Far more original the the string tied around the door handle method we grew up fearing.

 

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Science Not For the Faint Hearted (Video)

January 15, 2014

 

 

 

I used to love the science television shows where the presenter would warn the audience not to try the experiment at home. That extra element of danger made the scientific explanation all the more interesting. Science lessons at school uniformly omitted the dangerous experiments and all that remained were the standard, tired, almost boring experiments.

Still, as much as I would have loved my teachers to perform the experiment above, I certainly wouldn’t have volunteered my services for the demonstration.

 

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Our Impressionable Children are Desperately Looking for Positive Rolemodels

January 3, 2014

 

 

 

Watching the heartwarming clip above, I reflected on how impressionable young children can be. They are so willing to learn and to follow, all they need is a collection of rolemodels to set the direction.

When it comes to being a rolemodel, a teacher is not a parent and should never pretend to be an alternative or substitute to a child’s parent. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t set a positive example for our students.

After all, they are constantly looking for reminders that the world is a good place, where happiness is attainable and hurdles can be overcome.

 

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Teaching Kids the Importance of Hard Work

November 18, 2013

 

 

Watch how this father makes his young children literally scale the wall for a piece of candy. I bet those chocolate bars never tasted so good!

 

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The Moment a 9-Year-Old Became a Star (Video)

October 28, 2013

 

 

I don’t like talent shows and I find the constant judge and host reaction shots manipulative and distracting, but who can criticise this monumental performance by 9-year-old Amira Willighagen, singing Puccini for the judges of Holland’s Got Talent?

 

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The First Grader Who Won His Classmates a Day Off School (Video)

February 8, 2013

 

I’m sure his teacher is grateful too:

One straight-shooting first grader quickly became the big man on campus when he sank a free throw to earn his classmates a day off from school the Monday after Super Bowl XLVII.

According to description accompanying the video on YouTube, the proposition at Mater Dei School in Bethesda, Md. was simple: make the foul shot and spend Super Bowl Monday out of the classroom. After a few older students missed their 3-point attempts, Blake Harper was given the opportunity to earn a day off for the entire school from the free throw line.

Harper stayed poised under pressure and sank the shot to the delight of his classmates, who all rushed the youngster immediately after securing the three-day weekend.

 

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Teachers Drag a Blind Boy by the Legs Down Corridor (Video)

December 6, 2012

Two teachers physically drag a blind boy down the corridor without realising that their actions are being filmed by the surveillance cameras.

What was the boy’s crime, you may ask.

Did he violently approach his teachers with a knife?

Did he hit them?

Did he threaten the safety of other students?

Nope. All he did was refuse to go to the next class!

Surveillance video showing two teachers dragging a blind 6-year-old by the legs has gone viral and outraged online viewers — and has now brought action from the school district.

In the video, a special education teacher grabs the boy by his ankles and drags him down a hallway on his back. A second teacher joins in to take the boy’s other leg as a third watches from behind.

The Santa Fe educator at primarily responsible for the incident has been placed on administrative leave from the Gonzales Community School, police told KOB.

The teacher told police she physically moved the the boy because he didn’t want to go to another classroom when told to do so, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican. Sgt. Andrea Dobyns of the Santa Fe Police Department said officials do not believe there was malintent.

“We don’t believe the teacher was intentionally trying to hurt the child, but our problem is the blatant neglect for his safety,” Dobyns told KOB.

The boy has complained about head pain after the incident, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican, and both teachers who laid hands on the student face child abuse charges. Live witnesses could face misdemeanor charges for failing to report the incident, the paper reports.

Dozens of families across the country have filed complaints against schools and districts for employing physical disciplinary tactics that have injured or killed children. In an incident much like the one in Santa Fe, a Georgia teacher was caught on surveillance video slapping and dragging a kindergartener across the school gym. That teacher was allowed to keep her job after a 30-day unpaid suspension.

According to a federal report released in March, schools physically restrained students 39,000 times during the 2009-2010 school year, and 70 percent of those cases involved students with special needs. Just 17 states have laws that specifically limit the use of physical discipline.

Lucky this was caught on film. Now that it has, it will allow the authorities to decide (pending a full investigation) whether or not they deserve the privilege of being teachers.

This makes me wonder about all the abuse that must happen that goes undetected. I am starting to favour surveillance cameras in classrooms. Ultimately, a child’s welfare is more important than a teacher’s right to privacy.

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Brawl Between Student and Teacher Goes Viral (Video)

November 22, 2012

Teachers do not have the right to get physical with their students no matter how bullied, humiliated or intimidated they are made to feel. I can understand what this teacher was thinking and I sympathise with the position he was put in, but his actions were simply not acceptable. If only teachers were treated with greater respect from the wider community, then students would get a more positive insight into what we do and why we do it. This kind of attitude comes about from a growing lack of respect for teachers from the wider community.

Video of a student punching and attacking a substitute teacher at Palm Beach Lakes High School in Florida is going viral, and school officials are investigating the filmed incident.

WPTV reports that the footage was posted to Facebook with the caption, “BoI only at Palm Beach Lakes smh…” World Star Hip Hop has since picked up the video, drawing more than 841,000 views as of early Tuesday afternoon.

The video begins with an unnamed student and the substitute teacher — identified by students as Mr. Smith or “Smitty” — standing face-to-face in an argument. The student then shoves the teacher and punches him. The teacher tackles the student, chasing him until the teen runs out of the room. It’s unclear what the brawl was about, but students interviewed by WPTV spoke highly of the teacher and said students should show respect for him.

“A teacher should, you know, stand up for himself, but not to go on ahead and you know,” Palm Beach Lakes High senior Darrel Phillips told the station. “I’m speechless right now.”

School officials declined comment on an open case, but say that the substitute teacher has been fired and the student was expelled.

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Brilliant Rap Song By Parents About Parenting

August 17, 2012

It’s rap Friday and this one has particular resonance. It’s about the sacrifices parents make and the demands placed on them.

Enjoy!

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