Sunday, March 27, 2016

You can't teach them to care

How would you teach your students so they could pass this test?

A Chik-Fil-A manager has developed a quick test to determine whether he wants to hire someone. He puts trash on the floor before the interview and watches what they do with it.

How do you teach students to be aware of their environment and to care?

Saturday, March 26, 2016

When professions do not police themselves

Talking with friends - well, gossiping, because it has been a long week and telling teacher horror stories was somehow relaxing - and the story of one PE teacher came up. He was caught having sex, at school, with a student teacher. He was escorted off the campus, arrested and fired. I looked up his certificate. It is active and shows no ethics violations. What?

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Emory students traumatized by graffiti - no, chalkings - of TRUMP 2016 on the campus.

I heard about this on the way home today. The talk show host referred to the students as "Emorrhoids".

I cannot believe that this institution - which has had a reputation as a good university - would seriously humor these kids.

Makes you want to grab some chalk and strike fear in the hearts of the college students.


Sunday, March 20, 2016

Let someone else be in control

I do not understand people who keep wanting to give more control to other people.

A friend posted on facebook that he wanted to share The Sweary Insults Colouring Book pages with his "younger friends" but didn't want his "older friends" to be insulted so he wanted facebook to come up with a filter by age.


That presumes that only young people would like those pages or that no young people would be insulted by those pages.

Rather than giving someone else control, let;'s see. He could assume that his "older friends" know enough to hit a delete key. (OK, in FB it isn't called a delete key but you can hide a post if you find it insulting.) He could assume that people can ignore what they are not interested in. He could send a private message to those people he wanted to see these pages.

Why (and when) did it become someone else's job to filter things for me? Am I so lame that I cannot filter my own?

I want to be in control of my own life and be insulted or not without someone else protecting me.

If allies are strong with power to protect me
Might they not protect me out of all I own?

(A Puzzlement, the King and I)