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Wed Oct 22, 2014, 03:40 PM

 

TYING KIDS TO CHAIRS & TAPING THEIR MOUTHS: Where did Claire McConnell learn this behavior?

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Reply TYING KIDS TO CHAIRS & TAPING THEIR MOUTHS: Where did Claire McConnell learn this behavior? (Original post)
Ykcutnek Oct 2014 OP
bravenak Oct 2014 #1
Avalux Oct 2014 #2
Louisiana1976 Oct 2014 #3
bravenak Oct 2014 #5
belzabubba333 Oct 2014 #4
noiretextatique Oct 2014 #6
Raine1967 Oct 2014 #7
alp227 Oct 2014 #15
Raine1967 Oct 2014 #19
madamesilverspurs Oct 2014 #8
muriel_volestrangler Oct 2014 #21
Raine1967 Oct 2014 #9
jwirr Oct 2014 #10
Cal Carpenter Oct 2014 #11
jtuck004 Oct 2014 #12
EEO Oct 2014 #13
Diclotican Oct 2014 #14
alp227 Oct 2014 #16
Warren DeMontague Oct 2014 #17
JohnnyRingo Oct 2014 #18
Divernan Oct 2014 #20

Response to Ykcutnek (Original post)

Wed Oct 22, 2014, 03:42 PM

1. At home.

 

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Response to bravenak (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 22, 2014, 03:43 PM

2. I'll second that. n/t

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Response to bravenak (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 22, 2014, 03:45 PM

3. I can believe it. Alison Lundergan Grimes ought to make a commercial about that.

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Response to Louisiana1976 (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 22, 2014, 03:46 PM

5. Mitch McConnell: Bad Parent, Bad Leader. Vote Grimes, do it for the children.

 

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Response to Ykcutnek (Original post)

Wed Oct 22, 2014, 03:45 PM

4. disciplinary misJUDGMENT - and this is odd "

 

i request your forgiveness. written in letter?

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Response to Ykcutnek (Original post)

Wed Oct 22, 2014, 03:57 PM

6. maybe the parents should sue her for assault

aka disciplinary misconduct.

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Response to Ykcutnek (Original post)

Wed Oct 22, 2014, 04:00 PM

7. Editing my entire post: this was reported on DU in 2003.

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Response to alp227 (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 22, 2014, 06:45 PM

19. Thanks, alp.

I found another link to the story as well.

I lived in Columbia county at the time, I don't remember this story at all.

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Response to Ykcutnek (Original post)

Wed Oct 22, 2014, 04:03 PM

8. The article is from 2003.

Is there any follow-up?

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 22, 2014, 08:43 PM

21. She continued teaching:

Claire McConnell received her undergraduate education at Smith College in Massachusetts, from which she graduated with a B.A. in Studio Art in 1997. In her third year of college, she enrolled in a study abroad program in China. After earning her Bachelor’s degree, she relocated to England for a year, and then moved to California. While continuing her studies through the San Francisco Waldorf Teacher Training program, Ms. McConnell worked as an assistant preschool teacher at A Child’s Nest in the town of El Cerrito. Upon receipt of her Waldorf Teaching Certificate in July of 2001, Ms. McConnell accepted a position as a teacher with the Hawthorne Valley School in Harlemville, New York.

Claire McConnell later decided to pursue further studies in art, which led her to travel to England. There, she attended the Artemis School of Speech and Drama in East Grinstead, taking courses in storytelling, poetry, acting, and other arts. In July of 2007, she received a Goetheanum diploma in Creative Speech.

Ms. McConnell subsequently returned to the U.S. and settled in Philadelphia, where she started teaching again. While offering classes in speech and drama to adult students, she also began writing fiction. In 2009, she was asked to assist in the Snowdrop Nursery at the Waldorf School of Philadelphia.

http://msclairemcconnell.wordpress.com/about/

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Response to Ykcutnek (Original post)

Wed Oct 22, 2014, 04:07 PM

10. This is disgraceful. And I assume that this is a long held idea of discipline in the McConnell

family. I know they will not fire her but that does not change the fact that she should have been fired.

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Response to Ykcutnek (Original post)

Wed Oct 22, 2014, 05:35 PM

11. Huh, it's a Waldorf School

Steiner was arguably a creepy, derivative new age racist but I doubt this is normal at Waldorf schools.

I'm guessing the woman learned it at home, as others are speculating.

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Response to Ykcutnek (Original post)

Wed Oct 22, 2014, 05:38 PM

12. It's a Waldorf School. lol

 





They paid EXTRA for this.

Just fyi: In Boston in the 60's a new teacher was introduced to the switches in vinegar. (Kozol - read his books if you really want to learn about education. Things still much same, but dressed up much nicer now.). They were kept in the basement, used for the black kids, because

"their skins are tougher, you know".

Where did she learn it? As a teacher she stands on the shoulders of giants, or at least a third of the ones I knew. And the rest covered for those. Like cops.

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Response to Ykcutnek (Original post)

Wed Oct 22, 2014, 05:59 PM

13. Good old Christian values.

Spare the rod, spoil the child blah, blah, blah.

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Response to Ykcutnek (Original post)

Wed Oct 22, 2014, 06:24 PM

14. Ykcutnek

Ykcutnek


If ANY Teacher had disciplined any child of me that way - I would have teared the teacher a new one - and then really got nasty.... If anything it is up to ME how to discipline my children - and as I see fit... Not like this who was maybe modern in the late 1800s - but who is way over the top if you ask me...

Diclotican

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Response to Ykcutnek (Original post)

Wed Oct 22, 2014, 06:30 PM

17. Waldorf schools are also rabidly anti-technology, and don't want kids watching tv or using computers

AFAIU.

Neo-luddites love em.

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Response to Ykcutnek (Original post)

Wed Oct 22, 2014, 06:35 PM

18. I grew up in the '60s....

...and back then what would now be considered extreme punishment was accepted, but I never saw anything like this. I always believed such drastic measures is an indication that the teacher simply lacks the intellectual tools to handle their students.

Daddy should get her a job at one of his lobbyist's coal mines. Certainly not in a position where she has people under her control, but perhaps a low level book keeping job where she doesn't have to interact with people who challenge her limited social skills.

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Response to Ykcutnek (Original post)

Wed Oct 22, 2014, 06:59 PM

20. DU Rules: Include a link and limit quote to 4 paragraphs.

FYI, cause you're new. Interesting story. He has 3 daughters by his first wife (of 25 years), but they keep a very low profile. Their names are not even listed in his bio.
Sherrill Redmon (1968–1993, divorced)
Elaine Chao (1993–present)

McConnell is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention. His first wife was Sherrill Redmon,] from whom he was later divorced; they have three daughters. His second wife, whom he married in 1993, is Elaine Chao, the former Secretary of Labor under George W. Bush.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_McConnell

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