Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Student Interruption 3: Another TA Frat-dare

This one's straight from my Alama Mater, a pledge at the frat PSI U had to profess his love to his TA. No strip tease on this one, though.

Love the flustered reaction at the end. Why no Prof? Anonymous poster on Wesleyan's blog, Wesleying, explains:

Well done.

Saturday, December 2, 2006

Bus driver flips out on kids (warning: graphic)

This bus driver flips out on a kid riding his bus for talking back and using foul language. Caught by hidden bus camera, May 17, 2005.


This incident has been discussed at length on many online forums, as always, there's the intelligent (via A Teacher's Viewpoint Blog) and the stupid ...

(from Youtube video comments)

Bus drivers haven't always been the best examples of responsible adults dealing with children. There's...

The preschooler dropped off four miles from home
The drunken bus driver who asked to finish off his route before being charged
The elementary school siblings dropped off at the wrong stop
The bus driver who flipped the president the bird in front of a busload of kids
The bus driver who made black students sit in the back of the bus

The problem? Who knows. Bus drivers are paid less and require less training in dealing with children than teachers. The kids go from teachers who know the consequences of making certain mistakes to bus drivers straight out of their jobs working with sane adults.

At the same time, don't think intense and violent incidents with bus drivers are the norm. I made it through ~12 years of bus riding with only a few drivers swearing at students and one asking "How would you like it if I threw a dead skunk at yo motha?" (to be fair, a student had just thrown a donut hole out of the window of the moving bus). But they'd always give you a smile and a "you're welcome" if you said thanks when you left the bus.

Any other good bus driver stories? Post a comment!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Teacher freaks out about National Anthem

At Brick Township High School in New Jersey, student Corey Zappo, age 18, recorded this video of his teacher flipping out at a student for not standing during the National Anthem.

For the unforgivable act of recording this video, the student received a 10 day suspension. The school board later decided to ban cell phones in the school due to the video. The teacher in question has faced no punishment, and the event has received considerable media attention, including a segment on FOX News show "Hannity and Colmes". See:
Keep them camera phones rollin'!

Teacher threatening assembly of students

From the YouTube description:
hey guys its me matthew i had my camera this day and decided to take it out - the teacher started yelling at the class i guess for throwing pennies- fucking freshmans- lol

I thought it was funny. Interesting the type of language adults in power use to make kids stop doing stuff. "You think it's funny?" "You might just be sorry." "Don't come in here and act like punks."

Don't they realize asking if we think it's funny or telling us not to laugh makes us laugh even more?

Stoned professor at University of Florida

Excerpts from a business management course at U of F. Professor John G. Hall was later let go, and the filmed course was taken off of the University's website.

It's hard to find a good copy of this video now, but here's a sampling.

Student Interruption 2: Lecture: The Musical!

Always nice when students use their class time creatively.

Hey teach!

Student interruption: Strip tease for TA