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Be less social, teachers told | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 67 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Sep 20, 2010, titled Be less social, teachers told | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

It used to be that the biggest peek students got into their teachers' out-of-school life was bumping into them at the mall.

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Parents are teachers too

Columbus, OH

#61 Sep 28, 2010
What is really sad is parents who don't believe they need to act like role models for their kids. Teachers aside, parents should watch what they post just as much as teachers--their children and their children's friends have even easier access to their parents' social postings. After all, parents are the primary educators of their own children; therefore, they too, should be held accountable. Where do children learn bad behavior first but at home? As for teachers being paid professionals and parents not being paid: parents choose to be parents just as teachers do. ALL people using social networks should use common sense. What a shame common sense isn't common.
LadyAgentProvoca teur

Columbus, OH

#62 Sep 28, 2010
We know how easy it is to blame parents, of course. They are the ones with the most influence. What we don't want to hear is how your lack of performance is our fault anymore.

Check this out - and find out why. --
Radar U

Delaware, OH

#63 Sep 29, 2010
So,does this mean that teachers will be required to stop having sex with our kids? That's about as "sociable" as it gets.If not,at LEAST wait till the legal age of consent.OK teach???

Mount Gilead, OH

#64 Oct 3, 2010
Confused wrote:
If students admitted to "creating the said information about the teacher" what did the teacher do incorrectly other than having a Facebook account. What punishment did the student/s receive. This professional's career is ruined because of the comments made. Are they being held accountable?
Student was suspended for 3 days for showing inappropriate pictures to classmates. The picture did not show a face, could have been anyone. He was also not permitted to play in one football game. He bragged about it being the best senior prank ever and tried to force kids to lie for him. According to someone - the kid had been suspended 2 other times for other stuff.
The thing that upsets me, there were no complaints about this guy's teaching - nothing inappropriate ever happened in the classroom. He said stupid things to his track team - how many coaches say stupid things?!?!- but nothing in his class. Stop coaching, limit contact with kids outside of the classroom, place a monitor in the room for a period of time, but let the guy teach. From what I have read, and by the looks of their tests scores - he seemed to be a pretty decent teacher.
willy nilly

Rehrersburg, PA

#65 Oct 3, 2010
In our urban district, the gangs and violence control the schools, drugs and guns, threats, violence.

Teachers there just want their car outside at 3 PM (instead of stolen) every day, don't want to be raped, killed, shot, stabbed, followed, stalked, touched, grabbed, hit, slapped, etc. by the students. Swearing at us is the least of our worries. Being social with them?...LOL.

Members of he myriad international gangs who control the drug trafficking distribution reside in the city and their members and parents are our students and parents. Ongoing and violent activities happen on the streets and in the schools. Frequently, "Most Wanted" from other states located and arrested in this city. It is a sanctuary city for houses for many wanted.

We assume all of our gang members have guns and we know some have already shot/killed someone. The sports teams members (football, basketball, etc.) are also involved with the dealing and threats on campus and off.

We have drug-dealing/use/guns in the schools and outside. In innocent students are threatened if they don't use and sell. Students are beaten to and from school.

Some teachers have been asked to buy drugs from
them, some have been threatened if they don't "date" a student...incredible.

They also steal any electronics, supplies, purses, wallets, purses, throw books out the window or lose them so they don't have to do any assignments.

They have sex in the corners, inside or outside.

Social with them? LOL

Wish that were our only problem......

BTW...this is coming soon to your schools as they spread out !

Word to the wise.

Waterloo, Canada

#66 Oct 3, 2010
Just to deer tail off Mrs. Smith. This was a teacher that acted as another parent for many teenagers struggling with tough situations in a town with a high divorce/seperation rate with the kids in town. As a parent in the district I don't know how many times I heard about him as someone that would stop and help the crying middle schooler. My kid also remember more of what he taught and came home with story after story about his insane ways of teaching but remembered the info. He was hard and pushed the kids which some didn't like. As I understand. As a coach he was the same way. Did he say something stupid he and there. Sure but what coach doesn't? He loved his students and the kids he coached but like their were his own...nothing more.

Mukwonago, WI

#67 Oct 22, 2010
marian wrote:
Hey, Teach: You want to be treated professionally? Act professional. Stop acting as immature as the kids you associate with in the government schools. Most of you are cases of arrested development as it is.
My, aren't WE angry and hurtful.

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