Never judge a book by its cover

Apr 18 2011

I was wondering what to blog about today when I was drawn into a heated discussion on Facebook.

I asked that someone stop sending messages that had profanity and choice abbreviations splashed all over the vile messages being sent. I then became the object of Facebook bullying as this person continued the tirade of abuse in a private emailing war. Not pleasant and unexpected!

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My views on Jamie’s Dream School on TV

Mar 22 2011

How do you Motivate the unmotivated youth of today?

David Starkey, one of the teachers in Jamies’ Dream School should never be allowed to teach in a class with vulnerable aggressive young adults. He used a disability to justify his arrogance and ignorance his behaviour as bad as the kids he was teaching. I was disappointed. I expected something different from such a brilliant man.

This television program shows us the hard task many teachers in real schools have to contend with and being a schoolteacher is not all about teaching the 3 rs.

Being qualified to teach does not make that person skilled to handle children’s negative behaviour in the classroom. Each child comes with its own agenda – background.

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