Saturday, March 27, 2010

Why Did They have to shoot the POPULAR Teacher

This is messed up.

My questions:

1. It was a "science lesson"? What in the world was the lesson?
2. Why the obsession with school shootings? These are actually extremely rare, even in the U.S. School shootings in the UK are almost unheard of.
3. This did make me want to listen to "I don't like Mondays," by the Boomtown Rats, written by Bob Geldoff before he became a total goofball. So I did.
4. As Anonyman points out, the best part is the claim that the students were only upset because they "shot" one of the popular teachers.

(Nod to Anonyman)

UPDATE: Read Ross's comment. EXCELLENT links.

4 comments:

Ross said...

For some reason this appears to happen regularly, scaring the crap out of children that is. Other examples include:

- Telling a class of 11 year olds that they were going to be separated from their parents and sent to a camp, to learn about the Holocaust.
- Faking an alien abduction of a teacher to.... well I didn't actually work out what they were meant to be learning.
- Staging a break in and attack on a teacher in order to teach 5 - 8 year olds 'problem solving'.
- Telling a group of 11 year olds, in their first week at a new school, that they have Typhoid and will need to be quarantined for 48 hours, to teach 'creative writing'.

HBanan said...

What's really messed up is that all of the above could be really interesting exercises if they were told from the beginning "We're going to do a play," or "We're going to have a mystery party that you must solve." Telling kids "Here's what the word "quarantine" means. Now imagine our school is quarantined. What would it be like to stay here 48 hours? What would you do?" would be a great, fun exercise. Telling them "You are stuck here! And you might die, now write a story about how that feels," is horribly sadistic. Anyone who works with kids at all, ever, knows how upset they get over little incidents. I am starting to think these "lessons" are sparked by teachers who secretly want revenge on their students, &/or are fed up with unruly students, but are no longer allowed to lash out with rulers, paddles, or switches. There's no way anyone who is ever around children (known to cry and fight over the blue-green crayon) would think they wouldn't be totally freaked out by this kind of stuff. I wonder if the emotional trauma isn't an unexpected side-effect -- it's the intent -- with the nice cooperative kids the collateral damage. So at the British school, some teachers think no one would have cared if the "non-popular" teachers got shot, eh? Sounds like teachers who really hate their students.

Tom said...

Some answers...

1. It was a "science lesson"? What in the world was the lesson?

Ans: Adults are stupid. Especially, Gubmint Adults are stupid. I'll bet all the students learned this and will never forget it.

2. Why the obsession with school shootings? These are actually extremely rare, even in the U.S. School shootings in the UK are almost unheard of.

Facts? You are troubling me with Facts?!! We get our "facts" from the press. (would say "alarmist press", but don't want to be redundant.)

I like Mondays.

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