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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 01:08 PM
Response to Reply #48
52. A teacher's job is...
...to insure safety of both boys and girls (all of them, even the ones breaking a rule) so that teaching and learning can take place. But a teacher's actions have to be supported by district and school policies (rules :) ) in order to be fair and consistent.


You said, "If you want to hand off the problem to someone - CALL the parents." Most teachers do this all the time. Only rarely does it make a difference...and that's when the parents and teacher actually hear each other and work together to solve the problem. Unfortunately, calling the parents more often results in 1) a disconnected phone, 2) parents only believing their child's side of the story, 3) promises to act by parent that are never followed through on.
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  -School Bans Hugs Over 2 Seconds usaftmo  Mar-02-08 05:10 AM   #0 
  - And a good job for some one that can use a stop watch  izzie   Mar-02-08 06:13 AM   #1 
  - Assistant principals.  antfarm   Mar-02-08 09:54 PM   #63 
     - I am sure the tax payer will need to build a special hug police  izzie   Mar-03-08 06:29 AM   #69 
  - Does this include group hugs? Those can get complicated.  Perry Logan   Mar-02-08 06:15 AM   #2 
  - Only in a country as hopelessly brainwashed and generally fucked up as this one  Echo In Light   Mar-02-08 07:24 AM   #3 
  - delete nt  delaware97   Mar-02-08 07:36 AM   #4 
  - I would hate to think shrub  usaftmo   Mar-02-08 09:40 PM   #61 
  - My (progressive private) high school has just enacted a rule like this  delaware97   Mar-02-08 07:38 AM   #5 
  - A ban on groping and/or humping aka inappropriate sexual behavior  wtmusic   Mar-02-08 09:53 PM   #62 
     - Such a "ban" already existed  delaware97   Mar-03-08 11:16 AM   #70 
  - Just when you think this country can't get any sillier......  marmar   Mar-02-08 07:39 AM   #6 
  - The recurring problems are cyclical: silly parents, society and schools perpetuate  Echo In Light   Mar-02-08 09:37 AM   #10 
  - It breaks my heart to see what America is becoming.  tomeboy   Mar-02-08 07:44 AM   #7 
  - I thought schools here were too busy teaching the aims test to notice anything else.  lonestarnot   Mar-02-08 08:00 AM   #8 
  - Must be a pretty nice school  Snarkturian Clone   Mar-02-08 08:04 AM   #9 
  - The problem here is that the headline...  YvonneCa   Mar-02-08 10:16 AM   #11 
  - I don't lend credence to applying band aids to major collective psyche dilemmas  Echo In Light   Mar-02-08 10:24 AM   #13 
  - In the meantime...  YvonneCa   Mar-02-08 10:57 AM   #22 
     - In the short haul, if my child was routinely subjected to a violent school atmosphere...  Echo In Light   Mar-02-08 11:05 AM   #28 
        - So would I...  YvonneCa   Mar-02-08 11:15 AM   #35 
           - Can't say for sure since I'm not a teacher, per se, and never aspired to be one  Echo In Light   Mar-02-08 11:17 AM   #37 
              - As we Democrats generally have a lot ...  YvonneCa   Mar-02-08 11:28 AM   #42 
  - That's RIGHT!  kgfnally   Mar-02-08 10:33 AM   #14 
  - "Have you ever wondered if there are policies that deserve to be openly disobeyed?"  Echo In Light   Mar-02-08 10:38 AM   #16 
  - Did you read what you wrote? n/t  YvonneCa   Mar-02-08 10:55 AM   #20 
     - I even read the article  kgfnally   Mar-02-08 11:08 AM   #29 
        - There is if you're a...  YvonneCa   Mar-02-08 11:17 AM   #36 
  - What 'problem' is that?  Oeditpus Rex   Mar-02-08 01:15 PM   #53 
     - If you are a journalist...  YvonneCa   Mar-02-08 05:01 PM   #56 
        - Let me give you a quick lesson in journalism  Oeditpus Rex   Mar-02-08 07:15 PM   #59 
           - Thank you so much...  YvonneCa   Mar-02-08 10:17 PM   #67 
  - Well, I ban hugs UNDER 2 seconds.  TahitiNut   Mar-02-08 10:20 AM   #12 
  - Kids are beautiful.  Voice for Peace   Mar-02-08 10:38 AM   #15 
  - there's a big difference between a hug and a vertical humpty-dance  Donnachaidh   Mar-02-08 10:39 AM   #17 
  - Have you ever called a parent to tell them their kid is groping a boy in the hallway?  jazzjunkysue   Mar-02-08 10:48 AM   #19 
     - Parents have to teach children healthy approach to sexuality, and that TV LIES  Echo In Light   Mar-02-08 10:56 AM   #21 
     - Parents aren't allowed at school. And so they don't know it's happening.  jazzjunkysue   Mar-02-08 11:00 AM   #24 
        - I believe in establishing groundwork along the way. Has to be constant  Echo In Light   Mar-02-08 11:03 AM   #27 
        - If all parents took that responsibility...  YvonneCa   Mar-02-08 11:10 AM   #31 
           - We've already been down that road, unfortunately  Echo In Light   Mar-02-08 11:15 AM   #34 
              - Common sense...  YvonneCa   Mar-02-08 11:19 AM   #41 
        - The SCHOOL needs to keep the parents informed.  Donnachaidh   Mar-02-08 12:40 PM   #50 
        - Would that be a problem?  LeftyMom   Mar-02-08 10:06 PM   #66 
     - When does a teenager cease to be a slave of the state?  wuushew   Mar-02-08 11:18 AM   #39 
     - Any building with overcrowded classrooms and hallways and cafeterias  jazzjunkysue   Mar-02-08 12:28 PM   #47 
     - isn't that supposed to be YOUR job as a teacher?  Donnachaidh   Mar-02-08 12:37 PM   #48 
     - A teacher's job is...  YvonneCa   Mar-02-08 01:08 PM   #52 
        - so basically your saying that it's useless to call the parents?  Donnachaidh   Mar-02-08 03:06 PM   #54 
           - I am NOT saying it is useless...  YvonneCa   Mar-02-08 05:17 PM   #58 
     - Um, it's not always the girls who need protecting.  antfarm   Mar-02-08 09:59 PM   #64 
  - So a mother can not hug her child for over two seconds?  Bandit   Mar-02-08 10:45 AM   #18 
  - Right. A principal doesn't know the difference between 2 teenagers and a  jazzjunkysue   Mar-02-08 11:01 AM   #26 
     - They likely know the difference between typical teen behavior and...  Echo In Light   Mar-02-08 11:08 AM   #30 
     - Speaking of hang-ups...  YvonneCa   Mar-02-08 11:11 AM   #33 
        - Clarify?  Echo In Light   Mar-02-08 11:18 AM   #38 
           - Sorry...  YvonneCa   Mar-02-08 11:30 AM   #43 
     - I've heard of principals who would intentionally ignore the difference in favor of the rule.  kgfnally   Mar-02-08 11:11 AM   #32 
     - Positions of authority tend to attract distinct personalities for specific reasons  Echo In Light   Mar-02-08 11:19 AM   #40 
        - May be some truth...  YvonneCa   Mar-02-08 11:31 AM   #44 
           - Fun little true story  kgfnally   Mar-02-08 11:40 AM   #45 
              - I agree they are harmful...  YvonneCa   Mar-02-08 11:46 AM   #46 
                 - k&r nt  Jack 4 Ohio   Mar-02-08 12:38 PM   #49 
     - You mistakingly assume principals are sapient these days  Posteritatis   Mar-02-08 07:47 PM   #60 
  - Well, isn't that just epic...  Meddle   Mar-02-08 10:58 AM   #23 
  - In our district, it's called "PDA."  LWolf   Mar-02-08 11:01 AM   #25 
  - Let's create more rules we can not enforce.  Maestro   Mar-02-08 12:47 PM   #51 
  - It's the quantification that's silly.  antfarm   Mar-02-08 10:03 PM   #65 
  - Lets just complete 1984 , that's what this looks like .  blues90   Mar-02-08 03:55 PM   #55 
  - Or THX1138, same idea.  file83   Mar-02-08 05:05 PM   #57 
  - And to think girls used to give guys handjobs when I went to school.  Xenotime   Mar-03-08 12:19 AM   #68 
  - Well, most high school guys would only take two seconds anyways.  Forkboy   Mar-03-08 06:09 PM   #72 
  - Let's see here...  usaftmo   Mar-03-08 06:07 PM   #71 
     - Now, that is ...  YvonneCa   Mar-03-08 10:09 PM   #73 
        - Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a winner!  usaftmo   Mar-04-08 05:27 AM   #74 
           - Well, thank you so much, but...  YvonneCa   Mar-04-08 11:22 AM   #75 
              - Now my brain hurts!  usaftmo   Mar-04-08 04:30 PM   #76 
                 - Imagine how I (and other teachers) feel...  YvonneCa   Mar-04-08 07:49 PM   #77 
 

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