Three elementary teachers in a New Jersey school district have been caught having a shocking conversation about some of their special needs students, referring to them as 'morons' and 'short bus kids' - and are now set to be fired as a result.
The teachers - Tyler Van Pelt, Maria Weber and Maryellen Lechelt - allegedly engaged in an inappropriate online discussion on October 23 while training in a new technology to be implemented in their school district of Edison, however were unaware that the chat room could be accessed by others in the program.
The youngster was confronted by her father after he was approached by one of her teachers regarding her comment.
Our natural instinct might be to compensate with more teacher-talk, but resist that urge! Classes sometimes just need a little more structure for their talking.
Here are a few of the top teaching strategies implemented by teachers to make your quiet class talk. Try this simple exercise as an example:‘Round the Room Sharing.
They love when you’re excited about learning; they want to see you raise your hand, stand up and speak with passion, (especially when it’s a subject they’ve taught you) because it makes them feel !
Teachers value creativity, so they are impressed by students who think outside the box, especially when it involves new apps and technologies in the classroom.