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(Social Reader)   Yet another way teachers are getting the short end of the stick: they're more likely to develop a deadly neurological disorder   (socialreader.com) divider line 21
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2013-09-27 03:59:04 PM
"Another" way? Cry me a river.
 
2013-09-27 04:45:11 PM
Theory: Constant interaction with other people who have very poor language skills can affect one's own language skills. Frequent interaction with stupid people will do the same thing. So can working in customer service. It's not so much that poor language skills are contagious, it's just that one gives up on it.
 
2013-09-27 05:11:10 PM
I thought they hired them that way...
 
2013-09-27 05:42:02 PM
Yeah but the sex is great.
 
2013-09-27 05:44:14 PM
"I have had it, I have HAD it with this school!  The low test scores!  Class after class of ugly, ugly children!"
 
2013-09-27 05:49:35 PM
"Speech and language disorders, or SLDs, affect patients' ability to communicate through speaking or writing, rendering them unable to come up with words, produce sentences with correct grammar or articulate properly "

This is one of the main reasons I have always been a stringent proponent of harsher performance scoring of teachers. The liberal education system seems to dish our tenure and grant money like it is candy, irregardless of whether or not a teacher is suffering from the inevitable loss of there brain functions. Just think how much more our children will be learning if we were fully able to identify and remove these poor souls, while giving them complete and total respect for their service to our nation, and make room for the new generation of teachers, who are having such a hard time finding positions in our overcrowded education system.
 
2013-09-27 05:55:49 PM
All my teachers were brain dead.
 
2013-09-27 05:57:54 PM

croesius: "Speech and language disorders, or SLDs, affect patients' ability to communicate through speaking or writing, rendering them unable to come up with words, produce sentences with correct grammar or articulate properly "

This is one of the main reasons I have always been a stringent proponent of harsher performance scoring of teachers. The liberal education system seems to dish our tenure and grant money like it is candy, irregardless of whether or not a teacher is suffering from the inevitable loss of there brain functions. Just think how much more our children will be learning if we were fully able to identify and remove these poor souls, while giving them complete and total respect for their service to our nation, and make room for the new generation of teachers, who are having such a hard time finding positions in our overcrowded education system.


You must have highly advanced children if someone with tenure is teaching them.
 
2013-09-27 06:00:38 PM

croesius: "Speech and language disorders, or SLDs, affect patients' ability to communicate through speaking or writing, rendering them unable to come up with words, produce sentences with correct grammar or articulate properly "

This is one of the main reasons I have always been a stringent proponent of harsher performance scoring of teachers. The liberal education system seems to dish our tenure and grant money like it is candy, irregardless of whether or not a teacher is suffering from the inevitable loss of there brain functions. Just think how much more our children will be learning if we were fully able to identify and remove these poor souls, while giving them complete and total respect for their service to our nation, and make room for the new generation of teachers, who are having such a hard time finding positions in our overcrowded education system.


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2013-09-27 06:12:08 PM

croesius: "Speech and language disorders, or SLDs, affect patients' ability to communicate through speaking or writing, rendering them unable to come up with words, produce sentences with correct grammar or articulate properly "

This is one of the main reasons I have always been a stringent proponent of harsher performance scoring of teachers. The liberal education system seems to dish our tenure and grant money like it is candy, irregardless of whether or not a teacher is suffering from the inevitable loss of there brain functions. Just think how much more our children will be learning if we were fully able to identify and remove these poor souls, while giving them complete and total respect for their service to our nation, and make room for the new generation of teachers, who are having such a hard time finding positions in our overcrowded education system.


Like most anti-teacher folk, you come off as a moron. You hate teachers for the same reason my ex hates psychiatrists and roaches hate the Orkin man, they've got your number.
 
2013-09-27 06:13:26 PM
Melville is my shield. When I read the tenth or so sentence fragment in a batch of essays, I stop grading and read a chapter of Melville.

/keeps me sane and compassionate
 
2013-09-27 06:15:12 PM
Anyone that has spent time with a new parent can attest to this, it's not new.
You spend the majority of your time with your IQ turned down to 3, it takes a while to get it back up to 11.

It's perfectly logical that there's a point where you can't get it turned back up.
 
2013-09-27 06:20:33 PM
"Speech and language disorders, or SLDs"

Is this a widely recognized category? The article seems to be talking about aphasias which I think are caused by injury (such as stroke) to specific brain areas. Are there SLDs which aren't aphasias or vice-versa?

If talking about aphasias is there any reason for teachers to be more prone to strokes? Good chance this whole thing is, as TFA mentions the possibility, just a case of selective diagnosis.
 
2013-09-27 06:36:37 PM
Having taught public high school English 14 years, I can say the following:
1. I developed allergies that were so inflamed by my work environment that I almost developed asthma.(The allergies haven't gone away, either)
2. I can no longer read for long periods of time (handwriting or print) without having to take long breaks.I used to look forward to reading -- not so much now.
3. Whereas I was once a confident speller/editor, I continually second-guess myself now, which gets in the way. Same with oral communication: I either take longer pauses to go over what I'm about to say, or stumble mid sentence.
 
2013-09-27 06:54:32 PM
That... that's not good. o_o
 
2013-09-27 07:24:38 PM
I see noone RTFA. It says they are probably just more likely to NOTICE they are having problems with language and get diagnosed. Not to actually have the disorder.
 
2013-09-27 08:30:18 PM

ornithopter: I see noone RTFA. It says they are probably just more likely to NOTICE they are having problems with language and get diagnosed. Not to actually have the disorder.



Notwithstanding this dose of logic and fact, does this mean my brother is going to be a slurring mental case?  The idiot is the text book example of "those who can do--those who can't teach".

/He was drummed out of both the Milwaukee and Racine Public schools--two of the worst in the state.
//Hard to take a shop teacher seriously who nearly cut off his patella with a circular saw.
//Rule of three.
 
2013-09-27 09:35:43 PM

fickenchucker: ornithopter: I see noone RTFA. It says they are probably just more likely to NOTICE they are having problems with language and get diagnosed. Not to actually have the disorder.


Notwithstanding this dose of logic and fact, does this mean my brother is going to be a slurring mental case?  The idiot is the text book example of "those who can do--those who can't teach".

/He was drummed out of both the Milwaukee and Racine Public schools--two of the worst in the state.
//Hard to take a shop teacher seriously who nearly cut off his patella with a circular saw.
//Rule of three.


Sounds like he's already a slurring mental case.
 
2013-09-27 10:06:59 PM
Oh great... Now the folks on the Faux News Channel will be pushing school districts to require teachers to be tested for these SLDs once per year, wanting to financially penalize teachers who are beginning to slip. "Why should taxpayers pay the same price for a teacher who's losing his marbles as one who still has all his?" will ask one of the Faux News bimbettes.
 
2013-09-28 12:01:48 AM

Unhip1: Having taught public high school English 14 years, I can say the following:
1. I developed allergies that were so inflamed by my work environment that I almost developed asthma.(The allergies haven't gone away, either)
2. I can no longer read for long periods of time (handwriting or print) without having to take long breaks.I used to look forward to reading -- not so much now.
3. Whereas I was once a confident speller/editor, I continually second-guess myself now, which gets in the way. Same with oral communication: I either take longer pauses to go over what I'm about to say, or stumble mid sentence.


Not to derail the conversation, but those symptoms could be from the kind of reversible brain damage that can occur with a chemical injury. Google DNRS or Gupta protocol.
 
2013-09-28 12:49:36 PM
I've been experiencing this for the last couple years.  I think teachers "get" this disorder more than others simply because they generally have larger vocabularies.  When you know there is a word that precisely describes what you want to say, but can't remember it, it is really annoying (and a bit disturbing).

TLDR: Bigger vocabulary == more words to be affected by natural memory loss == more distress when you can't find the right word
 
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