Thursday, February 17, 2011
Pa. teacher strikes nerve with 'lazy whiners' blog
A Pa. teacher's blog causes controversy calling students names, swearing and complaining.
I was brought up believing that if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. I developed into my adulthood realizing that if you can't say anything nice, at least find a solution to the stuff you're complaining about.
In the end, if you can't find a way to be positive, encouraging and uplifting in your work, you've got the wrong job. So, with that... I leave you with the news:
Well, it looks like the educators in my PLN will be discussing this for a bit here in the upcoming weeks. We seem to have a common understanding that we want to encourage teachers to blog, to use technology as a sounding board and a tool but not as a diary for complaints.
Hey, we know that teenagers can be difficult. We know that schools and parents often fall short. We know there is work to do improving education. What people will find if they look is that a large number or educators world-wide are using blogs to encourage relationships, collaborate and improve education and every single day.
Let me know your thoughts on this!