Friday, June 29, 2012

Bullied school personnel

In light of the recent video that went viral involving some potty mouthed, hateful children abusing their bus monitor, Karen Klein, CNN covers student on teacher bullying.

 I was bullied by students who claimed I was bullying them or worse.

I am surprised that so many adults think what happened on the bus was an aberration, or shocking, at this point.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The crime: noticing the emperor has no clothes

Natalie Munroe's name was bounced around a year ago after she made some critical remarks about some of her students.  The public got hold of her blog and she was placed on leave.  She eventually returned to the classroom but was not rehired by the local board as of the last few weeks.  Sadly, there is an entire site devoted to students with an axe to grind against their teachers, but this woman is pilloried for stating what most of us already know:  we got some major problems in our youth.  We have issues that would make James Dean seem respectful.  I guess being a teacher means one should have low standards for behavior.  Otherwise, you end up like Natalie Munroe when you call attention to the obvious.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Larry Vanderberg passes away while in prison

Larry passed away in February and a memorial slide show was put up last week.  The poor man paid the ultimate price and his family fared little better.  Rest in peace amigo.

My heart breaks to be leaving those I love, my wife, my children,my family my friends..everything that I love..And yet I know I shall not be leaving...Heal my heart that I might know this. Heal there's also that they might know that we are bound together forever through Your power, which is greater than the power of death. For the arms of God.. are the arms of life....Larry

Thursday, June 7, 2012

What do you think?

Donald Switzer took the stand in his own defense.  He is accused of groping a student who was held after Spanish class to finish an assignment.

I had a student get back at me for keeping her after class. It was ok for her to disrupt class and not do her work.  My sin was keeping her for 5 minutes during lunch to get her started.  The following day she said she'd had a panic attack that I ignored. Things are really starting to look like a witch hunt when a man gives a nudge on the chest to some laggard and ends up in court fighting for his name and freedom.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Bridesmaids inspired "slaps" puts teacher in hot water

Is this a frivolous charge?  Maybe it will come out eventually.  Some students say the teacher is a sweet person and that there were no real slaps.  It was fake.  Hopefully, the truth will come out.

Being slapped six times in front of a class is out there.,0,6923119.story