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2014-08-28 10:20:37 PM  
I want to stab some people every day of my life. I don't have a problem with this.
 
2014-08-28 10:52:40 PM  
It's ok that she wants to kill them or pour coffee on them. After all, she forms meaningful long term bonds with them. She said so herself.
 
2014-08-28 10:52:46 PM  
Poor goats...
 
2014-08-28 10:53:20 PM  
So they didn't arrest her?

Got it - updating your facebook status to "I just killed my neighbor's pet dinosaur" and writing sci-fi novels about school shootings nearly a millennium from now will get you arrested, but you can come much closer to actual death threats and stay out of jail.

Good to know.
 
2014-08-28 10:54:30 PM  
Who doesn't?
 
2014-08-28 10:54:56 PM  

gfid: So they didn't arrest her?

Got it - updating your facebook status to "I just killed my neighbor's pet dinosaur" and writing sci-fi novels about school shootings nearly a millennium from now will get you arrested, but you can come much closer to actual death threats and stay out of jail.

Good to know.


And knowing is half the battle.
 
2014-08-28 10:55:44 PM  
If a student wrote the same thing, they'd be at least expelled and the police involved.
 
2014-08-28 10:56:39 PM  
I have some friends who teach in public schools who add some of their students on facebook. They then proceed to continue to post much in the same way that they have always done. How we as a society have not collectively figured out yet that that is a terrible idea, I do not know. Just don't do it. And definitely don't write shiat like in the article.
 
2014-08-28 11:00:44 PM  

gfid: So they didn't arrest her?

Got it - updating your facebook status to "I just killed my neighbor's pet dinosaur" and writing sci-fi novels about school shootings nearly a millennium from now will get you arrested, but you can come much closer to actual death threats and stay out of jail.

Good to know.


Pretty much came to say this. Glad out country has its sh*t together

/long desperate disappointed sigh
 
2014-08-28 11:04:10 PM  

jchuffyman: I have some friends who teach in public schools who add some of their students on facebook. They then proceed to continue to post much in the same way that they have always done. How we as a society have not collectively figured out yet that that is a terrible idea, I do not know. Just don't do it. And definitely don't write shiat like in the article.


To be fair, it's probably just the students they are banging that they are adding to their pages.
 
2014-08-28 11:05:50 PM  
I'm a teacher with a couple twitter accounts...one for me and one for them, so to speak.  I mind my p's and q's on my teacher account, and my personal account is locked, for obvious reasons.  Even so, I don't ever name names and rarely get very snarky about students on any social media, and I sure as hell wouldn't dream of adding students on any other social media accounts.

How did it not occur to this woman that these comments would get back to her?  I have had same-day "discussions" with my boss when I tweeted a couple sassy remarks about our professional development (on my personal account, no less).  it's one thing to have an opinion about the nature of the job, etc...it's something else when threats of violence against students are made, whether she meant it or not.
 
2014-08-28 11:06:49 PM  

oukewldave: jchuffyman: I have some friends who teach in public schools who add some of their students on facebook. They then proceed to continue to post much in the same way that they have always done. How we as a society have not collectively figured out yet that that is a terrible idea, I do not know. Just don't do it. And definitely don't write shiat like in the article.

To be fair, it's probably just the students they are banging that they are adding to their pages.


Well, I know an abnormal amount of gay pedophiles then
 
2014-08-28 11:18:33 PM  
She should have stated she wished the covered with lighter fluid and set ablaze.

Maliciousness would be she hoped they graduate, pay for college and try to find a job that pays more than 2 bucks above minimum wage.
 
2014-08-28 11:20:58 PM  
beforeitsnews.com
 
2014-08-28 11:23:35 PM  
chrisrockbutIunderstand.jpg
 
2014-08-28 11:27:43 PM  
She should be fired just for using twitter. How many times do these type of stories come up on Fark a month?
 
2014-08-28 11:31:39 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: She should be fired just for using twitter. How many times do these type of stories come up on Fark a month?


For the stupid post or the simple use of social media? i don't even have a Facebook account.

/why yes, I do feel superior
//yes, this is the new I-don't-own-a-television
///I own a television
////but I only use it for video games
//one more for good luck
 
2014-08-28 11:35:29 PM  
aagrajag:

/why yes, I do feel superior
//yes, this is the new I-don't-own-a-television
///I own a television
////but I only use it for video games
//one more for good luck


I see you chose the 1-2-3-4-2 slashie pattern.  I wudda gone with the 1-2-3-2-1 but yours is edgier.
 
2014-08-28 11:42:25 PM  

aagrajag: drjekel_mrhyde: She should be fired just for using twitter. How many times do these type of stories come up on Fark a month?

For the stupid post or the simple use of social media? i don't even have a Facebook account.

/why yes, I do feel superior
//yes, this is the new I-don't-own-a-television
///I own a television
////but I only use it for video games
//one more for good luck


You can only be smug if you only play games on your Ouya
 
2014-08-28 11:43:01 PM  

rkiller1: aagrajag:

/why yes, I do feel superior
//yes, this is the new I-don't-own-a-television
///I own a television
////but I only use it for video games
//one more for good luck

I see you chose the 1-2-3-4-2 slashie pattern.  I wudda gone with the 1-2-3-2-1 but yours is edgier.


The hell? I could swear I typed five slashies. There's no escaping the filter, is there?
 
2014-08-28 11:45:33 PM  

jchuffyman: aagrajag: drjekel_mrhyde: She should be fired just for using twitter. How many times do these type of stories come up on Fark a month?

For the stupid post or the simple use of social media? i don't even have a Facebook account.

/why yes, I do feel superior
//yes, this is the new I-don't-own-a-television
///I own a television
////but I only use it for video games
//one more for good luck

You can only be smug if you only play games on your Ouya


Wow, I had to look that up.

No, it's mostly WiiU games and Japanese roms these days
 
2014-08-29 12:01:34 AM  
farking pathetic that this is a cause for outrage.  It's a joke.
 
2014-08-29 12:14:14 AM  
This woman is a moron... And she's a teacher... The people of the future are doomed.
 
2014-08-29 12:19:02 AM  

MustardTiger: This woman is a moron... And she's a teacher... The people of the future are doomed.


To be fair, at the middle school and above levels, a teacher only really has to know a lot of information about one thing. At the elementary level, they only have to know a little about a lot of things. Now, to be a good teacher is an art and a lot of very talented people are there, but you don't have to be a super genius to do it. It is the same as any profession.
I doubt she fits into the talented teacher category though.
 
2014-08-29 12:19:10 AM  
The number one symptom that shows me you're not mature enough for any job other than cashier, server, or short order cook is the use of twitter.  Number two is Facebook.  Also if you text or email anything that you should have called me for I dismiss you as I would any other child.  "I'm running late" is an acceptable text.  "I'll b late cuz there a huge jam on rt 8 cuz sumbody don't no how to drive an i gotta get gas an a coffee lol" is children's crap and you're too immature to be taken seriously about anything.
 
2014-08-29 12:19:44 AM  

rkiller1: [beforeitsnews.com image 500x326]


That look just screams "Are you farking kidding me?"
 
2014-08-29 12:28:18 AM  

gfid: So they didn't arrest her?

Got it - updating your facebook status to "I just killed my neighbor's pet dinosaur" and writing sci-fi novels about school shootings nearly a millennium from now will get you arrested, but you can come much closer to actual death threats and stay out of jail.

Good to know.


You do understand, don't you, that school districts vary wildly across the country as to what they do and do not tolerate, and what they consider acceptable behavior from their teachers? It's not as if there is one overarching "school board" that makes these weird random decisions willy-nilly. This bizarre decision came out of California; the bizarre decision about the sci-fi novelist came out of New Jersey or somesuch.

It's almost as if there were no national standards for teachers, school districts, or strange behavior that could be uniformly enforced.
 
2014-08-29 12:30:52 AM  

hitnrun74: The number one symptom that shows me you're not mature enough for any job other than cashier, server, or short order cook is the use of twitter.  Number two is Facebook.  Also if you text or email anything that you should have called me for I dismiss you as I would any other child.  "I'm running late" is an acceptable text.  "I'll b late cuz there a huge jam on rt 8 cuz sumbody don't no how to drive an i gotta get gas an a coffee lol" is children's crap and you're too immature to be taken seriously about anything.


Can someone explain to me the attraction of Twitter? What is the appeal of a mass-messaging service that deliberately limits the number of characters to an artificially low limit?
 
2014-08-29 12:32:19 AM  

BalugaJoe: gfid: So they didn't arrest her?

Got it - updating your facebook status to "I just killed my neighbor's pet dinosaur" and writing sci-fi novels about school shootings nearly a millennium from now will get you arrested, but you can come much closer to actual death threats and stay out of jail.

Good to know.

And knowing is half the battle.


The other half is violence.
 
2014-08-29 12:37:26 AM  
Was once a kid. Completely understand.
 
2014-08-29 01:07:11 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: She should be fired just for using twitter. How many times do these type of stories come up on Fark a month?


This.
 
2014-08-29 01:11:10 AM  

jchuffyman: MustardTiger: This woman is a moron... And she's a teacher... The people of the future are doomed.

To be fair, at the middle school and above levels, a teacher only really has to know a lot of information about one thing. At the elementary level, they only have to know a little about a lot of things. Now, to be a good teacher is an art and a lot of very talented people are there, but you don't have to be a super genius to do it. It is the same as any profession.
I doubt she fits into the talented teacher category though.


I guess you're right. The only teacher I know in real life is an alcoholic and a pervert. He doesn't seem very smart, but then again, I only see him when he's smashed.
 
2014-08-29 01:38:37 AM  

MustardTiger: jchuffyman: MustardTiger: This woman is a moron... And she's a teacher... The people of the future are doomed.

To be fair, at the middle school and above levels, a teacher only really has to know a lot of information about one thing. At the elementary level, they only have to know a little about a lot of things. Now, to be a good teacher is an art and a lot of very talented people are there, but you don't have to be a super genius to do it. It is the same as any profession.
I doubt she fits into the talented teacher category though.

I guess you're right. The only teacher I know in real life is an alcoholic and a pervert. He doesn't seem very smart, but then again, I only see him when he's smashed.


Hey, I'm only one of those things!
 
2014-08-29 01:51:42 AM  

aagrajag: MustardTiger: jchuffyman: MustardTiger: This woman is a moron... And she's a teacher... The people of the future are doomed.

To be fair, at the middle school and above levels, a teacher only really has to know a lot of information about one thing. At the elementary level, they only have to know a little about a lot of things. Now, to be a good teacher is an art and a lot of very talented people are there, but you don't have to be a super genius to do it. It is the same as any profession.
I doubt she fits into the talented teacher category though.

I guess you're right. The only teacher I know in real life is an alcoholic and a pervert. He doesn't seem very smart, but then again, I only see him when he's smashed.

Hey, I'm only one of those things!


Me too.
 
2014-08-29 01:55:23 AM  

MustardTiger: aagrajag: MustardTiger: jchuffyman: MustardTiger: This woman is a moron... And she's a teacher... The people of the future are doomed.

To be fair, at the middle school and above levels, a teacher only really has to know a lot of information about one thing. At the elementary level, they only have to know a little about a lot of things. Now, to be a good teacher is an art and a lot of very talented people are there, but you don't have to be a super genius to do it. It is the same as any profession.
I doubt she fits into the talented teacher category though.

I guess you're right. The only teacher I know in real life is an alcoholic and a pervert. He doesn't seem very smart, but then again, I only see him when he's smashed.

Hey, I'm only one of those things!

Me too.


My Homer is not a communist. He may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, a communist, but he is *not* a porn star!
 
2014-08-29 02:04:22 AM  
Education majors in college consistently have the lowest gpa of any other discipline.
If you can't do, teach. If you can't teach, teach phys ed.
Over 60% of my state taxes go to schools, yet the kids still can't read coming out of high school.
WTF????
 
2014-08-29 02:15:14 AM  

jchuffyman: I have some friends who teach in public schools who add some of their students on facebook. They then proceed to continue to post much in the same way that they have always done. How we as a society have not collectively figured out yet that that is a terrible idea, I do not know. Just don't do it. And definitely don't write shiat like in the article.


Sounds like your friends in this case are idiots.

I have quite a few of my students connected to me on Facebook. And they can't see a thing I post unless I specifically allow them to. Facebook does have privacy controls. You can put people on lists and then use your privacy settings to control what lists (or even specific friends) get to see what. By doing that, it is very easy to separate professional from personal life on the same account. Granted, this does require the slight effort of learning to understand Facebook's privacy tools.

Facebook can be a useful tool for teachers to communicate with their students, especially here in Thailand where students are more likely to be using Facebook than any other form of communication (including email). I find it very helpful to quickly get information out about class changes, assignments, extra info to help them understand topics from class, etc. It gives them an easy way to contact me if they need help or have questions about assignments or exams. And so on...

If you don't use it like an idiot (which, unfortunately, it seems that many do), then it is a very useful tool.
 
2014-08-29 02:16:29 AM  

mamoru: jchuffyman: I have some friends who teach in public schools who add some of their students on facebook. They then proceed to continue to post much in the same way that they have always done. How we as a society have not collectively figured out yet that that is a terrible idea, I do not know. Just don't do it. And definitely don't write shiat like in the article.

Sounds like your friends in this case are idiots.

I have quite a few of my students connected to me on Facebook. And they can't see a thing I post unless I specifically allow them to. Facebook does have privacy controls. You can put people on lists and then use your privacy settings to control what lists (or even specific friends) get to see what. By doing that, it is very easy to separate professional from personal life on the same account. Granted, this does require the slight effort of learning to understand Facebook's privacy tools.

Facebook can be a useful tool for teachers to communicate with their students, especially here in Thailand where students are more likely to be using Facebook than any other form of communication (including email). I find it very helpful to quickly get information out about class changes, assignments, extra info to help them understand topics from class, etc. It gives them an easy way to contact me if they need help or have questions about assignments or exams. And so on...

If you don't use it like an idiot (which, unfortunately, it seems that many do), then it is a very useful tool.


I never said that they weren't idiots.
 
2014-08-29 02:26:02 AM  

jchuffyman: I never said that they weren't idiots.


Never said that you didn't say that. ;)

Just pointing out that it's not necessarily the "connecting to students on Facebook" in itself that is a bad idea. It's the doing it in a completely idiotic way, such as the person in the article (though she did it on her Twitter feed; even more stupid) or your friends. Do it in a competent and professional way, and it is a useful tool.

That was basically my point. :)
 
2014-08-29 02:31:03 AM  

mamoru: jchuffyman: I never said that they weren't idiots.

Never said that you didn't say that. ;)

Just pointing out that it's not necessarily the "connecting to students on Facebook" in itself that is a bad idea. It's the doing it in a completely idiotic way, such as the person in the article (though she did it on her Twitter feed; even more stupid) or your friends. Do it in a competent and professional way, and it is a useful tool.

That was basically my point. :)


Oh, I know. When I taught,  I generally did student interactions outside of the classroom with email and usually only with my adult students. I have a few students as friends on facebook myself. I only add them after they are not my students anymore, and once again mostly only adults. However, if I were a public school teacher in an American school, I would definitely not do it.
 
2014-08-29 05:27:08 AM  

hitnrun74: The number one symptom that shows me you're not mature enough for any job other than cashier, server, or short order cook is the use of twitter.  Number two is Facebook.  Also if you text or email anything that you should have called me for I dismiss you as I would any other child.  "I'm running late" is an acceptable text.  "I'll b late cuz there a huge jam on rt 8 cuz sumbody don't no how to drive an i gotta get gas an a coffee lol" is children's crap and you're too immature to be taken seriously about anything.


I have family I am close to who do the latter example. I want them to be forced to give up mobile communications and go back to, say, a DynaTAC (or StarTAC, whichever is older) so that all they an do is make phone calls and not obscenely stupid text messages.
 
2014-08-29 06:11:25 AM  
Lucky she wasn't a student doing a creative writing assignment or she would be in some real trouble.
 
2014-08-29 06:22:08 AM  
Remember when we were kids and they'd say things like "always be honest!" Or "honesty is the est policy!"?

Yeah... That's a lie they tell kids so they confess to more shiat. Stop being honest.
 
2014-08-29 07:46:58 AM  
 
2014-08-29 07:50:03 AM  
I'm a teacher, so I sympathize. I often get very frustrated with my students and end up venting that by saying things I don't mean in private places with friends who understand I'm being sarcastic and know I'd never do it. I'm smart enough not to post it online where dumbasses that blow things out of proportion will see it, though.
 
2014-08-29 08:20:33 AM  
A teacher who doesn't want to stab their students on occasion has something wrong with them, or has the best students ever.
 
2014-08-29 08:38:59 AM  

Empty H: BalugaJoe: And knowing is half the battle.

The other half is violence.


Vyvyan, is that you?

/"This calls for a very special blend of psychology and extreme violence."
 
2014-08-29 08:39:23 AM  
What is her opinion on Mondays?
 
2014-08-29 08:53:35 AM  
When I was a kid, before the internet was widely used, my mom gave me some advice for work and life:

1) never say anything about anyone that you wouldn't say to their face unless you look behind you first

2) never put the above in writing. EVER.

I didn't realize at the time how rare and valuable this level of common sense would become.
 
2014-08-29 09:33:59 AM  

tiamet4: When I was a kid, before the internet was widely used, my mom gave me some advice for work and life:

1) never say anything about anyone that you wouldn't say to their face unless you look behind you first

2) never put the above in writing. EVER.

I didn't realize at the time how rare and valuable this level of common sense would become.


Hardly a day goes by when I thank the universe that I'm too old to feel the need to document every thought/word/meal I have on the internet.
 
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