This Teacher Was Sent Home for Wearing Bell Bottoms

Buckle up for this one.

The “Are jeans considered professional dress?” conversation is nothing new. While some schools allow teachers to wear jeans on Fridays, others allow them at all times. Some schools offer jeans passes to teachers as incentives, and many schools allow teachers to wear jeans if they pay a fee. It’s infantilizing and insulting if you ask me, but this article isn’t about what I think. It’s about the white-hot rage teacher Twitter is feeling right now in response to a tweet from yesterday.

Last night, Twitter user and English/Language Arts teacher @ObsessedTeach posted this update:

Picture of teacher who was sent home for wearing bell bottoms

Naturally, her post had teachers scanning the photo for what could possibly be deemed offensive in her outfit.

Screen shot of a tweet replying to original post about teacher sent home for wearing bell bottoms

Screen shot of a tweet replying to original post about teacher sent home for wearing bell bottoms

Screen shot of Twitter users discussing teacher sent home

That’s right: @ObsessedTeach was doing a unit on the ’70s and wore bell bottoms along with her students. She was sent home for looking “unprofessional.”

Other responders took a more humorous

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What Are Literature Circles? –

What Are Literature Circles

What Is A Literature Circle?

by Terry Heick

Literature Circles are a way for students to assume a specific role in the study of something (usually a text).

Though almost always associated with the content area of ‘Literature’ or ‘Language Arts’ in North America, the concept of studying a topic in groups by assigning functional roles for each group member can be applied in the study of almost anything (something I will cover in an upcoming post on how to teach with Literature Circles).

For now, let’s review the key components of this versatile teaching, learning, and literacy strategy.

See also Reading Response Questions That Work With Almost Any Text

The Characteristics Of Literature Circles

Literature circles… Literature circles are not…
Promote and reward inquiry Necessarily assessment-driven (but can support this approach)
Can work at any grade level and in any content area Book studies–they don’t necessitate novels (individual reading
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Instructional Psychology, Particular Schooling And Counseling

Educational PsychologyAs we all know infants are very fragile and needs to be handled with care. Native schooling authorities are accountable for figuring out the staffing ranges of their academic psychology providers so as to fulfil their statutory duties. Identify essentially the most successful scholar studying and retention strategies and work with college staff, administration and fellow consultants to develop applications according to these fashions.

In this free on-line course, you’ll explore the topic of educational psychology in detail. Key growth theories related to the training process are examined and practical classroom examples are supplied to have interaction the you all through the course. Very important materials about scholar range can be offered, together with methods and information about working with students with special academic wants.

Consultants on this space are sometimes employed to conduct assessments and evaluate information to determine effectiveness of learning methods; the outcomes of such tests might …

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Why elite colleges can’t give up legacy admissions

Poskanzer and Castilla promised to keep the identity of the elite college they studied a secret in order to publish their findings. But they described it as a Northeastern private college that is “representative” of the top 25 schools ranked by U.S. News & World Report.  Like other elite schools, the student body is wealthy. Half of the students hail from ZIP codes with mean household incomes over $100,000, a threshold that only 6 percent of ZIP codes in America met during the study period.

More than a third of the legacy students who applied were accepted, compared with only 14 percent of non-legacy students. That added up to almost 3,300 children of alumni accepted during the 16 years that the researchers studied. Legacy students are a major category, rivaling the total number of students of other races and ethnicities. Approximately, 3,500 Black students, 3,100 Hispanic students and 7,300 Asian

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Penn State Hosted The Proud Boys Despite Outcry. Students Were Attacked.

A Pennsylvania State University event featuring Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes was canceled Monday night after McInnes’ supporters attacked students and members of the media.

In the hours leading up to the event — titled “Stand Back & Stand By” and featuring the bigoted gang leader and far-right troll Alex Stein — the Proud Boys and their allies attacked a throng of protesting students and journalists gathered outside the venue. One person, described as a member of the Proud Boys, pepper-sprayed the crowd. Another video shows a Proud Boy fist-fighting with a crowd of protesters.

For weeks, students had been petitioning university administration to cancel the event due to safety concerns. McInnes has a documented history of bringing members of his violent street gang to speaking engagements, where they attack students and protesters.

But Penn State administrators allowed the event to continue on the grounds of constitutionally protected speech.

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