Finish paperwork early for drop-off. Faxes, copies. Phone calls in car.
Mid-morning (9 is mid, right? It’s not early. I don’t think it’s late.) session half hour away.
Small chunk of time to get redressed from dryer in less kid-interaction, more professional clothing and maybe grab a snack or something car-edible. Probably not enough time for a drive-through run.
Two hour drive for special meeting.
Meeting will likely be about an hour. Or needs to be, because after the:
Two hour drive back.
Straight from there half hour to a late afternoon session.
Potentially from there half hour to an evening session.
Expression of feelings
Positive sibling relationships
Sleep oh please sleep
But seriously, go see it.
I can’t explain why it is, but it is. Just see it.
(Also, myself and a friend a decade my senior saw it and we and the other adults all seemed to have bigger reactions than any of the kids did. I’m sure there were at least a couple little ones embarrassed by their parents.)
Heads up, #education
There a few teacher Facebook groups that follow the #education tag, apparently. We saw one about a year ago where all the promoted posts were re-posted onto that group. This week I came across another after seeing a post shared a few times where it eventually made its…
Don’t forget that you still have the right to demand work be removed!
Facebook’s legal terms clearly state in Section 5 parts 1 & 2 that they have the right to remove any content that infringes on someone else’s rights- Posting screenshots of someone else’s work may seem like a gray area… but Facebook tends to lean on the side of caution in that regard.
Any original writing is protected by copyright law. Period.
WeAreTeachers needs to learn some boundaries.
Preach, msleah. File under: things that are not cool.
I sent a fanmail to the account asking that they ask permission before screenshooting, with the explanation that some tumblr writers don’t have already nor do they want that size of readership. Extending that courtesy would be easier than reporting the posts for copyright infringement.
Jbizz, I don’t know if you gave the okay for your post to be on there but they’ve got a screenshot and linkback on March 7.
Itsssnix, March 5.
I don’t know wjrabosky, but there’s a repost that includes photos of their students in it, January 21, which I feel needs a shout out just in case they don’t want them on facebook even if faces aren’t showing.
Do you regret that they have found you?
Naaaahhhhh. After 62K+ people it was bound to happen.
I actually had one student tell me my blog wasn’t that…
If you’d regret your students finding your tumblr, YOU SHOULDN’T BE POSTING THINGS ON THE INTERNET.
I’m looking at you, young teachers or teachers in training who post pictures of themselves drinking and/or drunk posting. It’s a really quick way of losing your job/never getting one.
::goes back through posts and privates all pictures and personal posts::
But then gets pissed about the double standard we have about teachers. Teacher aren’t human. Teachers do it for the kids so we bank on the kindness of their heart rather than supporting them. We expect the school marm from 100 years ago and reject the colorful lives that teachers can have. That’s not fair.
Yes, I’ll go back and private, but I’m doing nothing illegal. My job shouldn’t depend on my personal blog. WHICH, AT TIMES HIGHLIGHTS EDUCATION.
Is it terrible that I’m just not afraid?
If anybody wants my job that badly… go ahead, have it.
Let the older generation judge me.
Disagree, disagree, and disagree with the bolded above. There are many reasons why students, parents, administration could react badly to something posted, and those things that are posted that could be reacted to are not confined to drunk-posting. I believe that things are far more complicated than that.
Teachers and other youth-involved workers, but especially teachers, can be skewered and admonished for having opinions, for enjoying movies or tv shows that have content someone objects to, for being friends with someone who engages in activities that someone may view as unteacherly, for having or getting tattoos or piercings, for being in the same photo over a quiet dinner as an alcoholic beverage, for being remotely political, for being gender-variant or having a same-sex partner, for any number of things. Just because a student or parent or administrator would react badly to something doesn’t mean that person has no business posting it on the internet.
I propose a modified warning: if you’d regret your students finding your tumblr, make sure it is absolutely untraceable back to you.
To tell a person that they aren’t allowed to have a personal life in public because they are in a certain is, I think, unfair to that person and demeaning of them as an individual with tastes and thoughts and opinions and beliefs.
Strengths-based. Positive. We try not to say “problem.”
But right no w part of the issue is a parent who is so passive they are actually veering more toward apathetic. It’s beyond not putting their foot down in terms of discipline — they don’t follow through with processes to get the household basic needs and assistance even when they have help for all but the last piece of the process, they have no desire to be involved with the school but at the same time will not say no to suggestions of going to parent-geared activities or connecting with seeing grades on the computer. They just won’t say yes either.
Their entire demeanor could be reduced to a shrug, but they voice wanting to keep everyone together with strong feelings…sometimes. They say they feel they have no support system when other providers described to us how they have offered and given numerous supports in numerous circumstances.
Maybe part of this is learned helplessness. Maybe part is depression, though we aren’t privy to the parent’s diagnoses — and maybe I should mention the possibility of need my team mate. But what can we do to help this parent develop assertiveness when the parent is barely present while they’re there?
(If more information is needed, I can talk privately to give some more detail while still maintaining privacy of information.)
Anyone familiar with this challenge either in the school or therapy setting and have any suggestions?
I’m going to compare this to different kinds of trauma work we do with in the community.
Some individuals and teams do crisis-specific work — they have someone in an intake appointment, evaluate the situation and whether the person can be safe, and go from there. Chances are they will see that person minimally afterward.
Their relationship with those people does not come with strings attached, with the “baggage” of knowing someone. And I don’t mean baggage in a strictly negative sense — baggage is essential. Baggage is how we have the bare necessities for getting along in a place that isn’t home. Sometimes it can be heavy, but it’s still something that we need in order to interact with the world.
So the individuals and teams who do work with clients on a long-term basis — whether that’s outpatient or in-home or in a residential program, as a therapist or caseworker or teacher or partner — they’ve spent time with these people. They see them on a regular basis, and they’ve had the chance to pack their bags. Obviously you can’t, or shouldn’t, treat your clients badly. But sometimes alongside the favorite things and techniques that help them most are things like ‘this person’s personality makes me want to hit my head against a wall’ and ‘you’re going to get nowhere with this or that intervention because it’s never worked before’ or ‘don’t even try to reason with that relative’ or even ‘just being in the same room as this person stresses me the hell out.’
It isn’t all a negative relationship. But because you have experiences you’ve built on, you might have a combination of perceptions that could lead to negative reactions or consequences that, say, someone who sees them once in a blue moon may not.
And it’s the same for friends, families, spouses.
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