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  • swearing/being rude in his/her private time.

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  • smoking pot in his/her private time.

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  • having affairs in his/her private time.

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  • Who cares what teacher do in their private lives?

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    Re: A Teacher's Private Life

    Sorry Maggi D - I just checked again and your link includes both versions of the list. On the first list, it states - "INCOMPETENCY" and further down the same list says "incompetence."

    The fact the list is repeated fooled me.

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    Re: A Teacher's Private Life

    And there was me thinking most went into it for what the profession could do for those in their charge. Self worship? No, that kind of person would be putting on a perormance for their own benefit and not for the children / students.

    But back to the topic - maybe if there is a mythical "higher standard" which involves people's private lives then that should be more widely known or discussed with potential teachers so that they would know being a teacher was more than just helping people to achieve and to fulfil their potential but also that their private lives would no longer be private?
    Self-worship was a slightly exaggerated term I threw in there, because I suppose I sometimes become a bit more critical of it. Essentially, however, there is a high sense of mission and they are not afraid of letting everyone know it. It keeps group morale, and they also believe in it.

    Your second paragraph: They do let potential teachers know this. This is what the education requirements in the colleges and universities also let students know: there are certain differences between this job and other jobs. They won't tell engineering students this, because they aren't exactly enrolled in the College of Education.
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    Re: A Teacher's Private Life

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    -- They do let potential teachers know this. This is what the education requirements in the colleges and universities also let students know: there are certain differences between this job and other jobs. They won't tell engineering students this, because they aren't exactly enrolled in the College of Education.
    Maybe this depends on the path into teaching you take. Some people go into teaching after engineering / physical education etc degrees and get a post grad teaching qualification. I certainly don't ever remember being given the impression my private life would be given over to others to paw over and judge.

    Do all teachers in the US only come into teaching through Colleges of Education and Teaching Degrees?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Uncola View Post
    But you obviously think that it's your place to play "private life cop." I'll refrain from saying anything more.
    Do you know what happens when you "assume" something? No I don't play private cop. Not even slightly. But if I do find out that a teacher is smoking pot you can be sure that I will report it. But I don't go looking to find out if they smoke pot.
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    Re: A Teacher's Private Life

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    Maybe this depends on the path into teaching you take. Some people go into teaching after engineering / physical education etc degrees and get a post grad teaching qualification. I certainly don't ever remember being given the impression my private life would be given over to others to paw over and judge.

    Do all teachers in the US only come into teaching through Colleges of Education and Teaching Degrees?
    I went into teaching via a "5th year" program at grad school after working in industry for several years. No one mentioned anything to me about having to be a paragon of virtue to keep a teaching job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    The risk isn't drinking or smoking pot. It's driving while under the influence of ANYTHING - even painkillers. Doesn't have to be an illegal substance. Hence my "try again".
    Oh so you're just trying to show other things that people do to try and reduce what the effect of pot is. Gotcha. I'll remember that. No matter what other substances or scenarios you throw out there it will not reduce the effects or harmfulness of pot.

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Sounds like you're just pretty biased then.
    Yeah I am biased. So what? Since when is it wrong to be biased against something that is illegal and is plainly harmful? Are you not biased against rapists? Murderers? Drug dealers?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    So just because it's illegal it's "wrong" and "stupid"? That's your litmus test? Legality? Lordy I hope no teachers in VA are having sex out of wedlock. Or with the lights on. It's illegal after all.
    That is hardly my litmus test. Though it is a part of it I'll admit. I've argued against pot in the many threads about it on this very forum. You can go look up why I think pot is bad in em if you want.

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    Again, what makes them stupid?
    You want a list? To bad. 1: this thread isn't suppose to be about pot. 2: I've posted what pot does before in other threads on this forum.
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    Re: A Teacher's Private Life

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    That's just terrible.

    So not only is your private life not your own "private life" anymore but you also have to worry if an ex friend or ex wife / husband decides for whatever reason to release any previously private intimate details that might constitute illicit behaviour in the eyes of the seraphs among us!
    That's the way it's been for at the very least a couple of decades now...hadn't you noticed that? Take a look at celebrities and what happens to them. It's happened in lots of divorce cases also. It's just the way life is now. If you want something to be kept truely private you don't tell ANYONE and keep your curtains drawn.
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    Re: A Teacher's Private Life

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    Do you ever wonder why many good teachers leave the profession?
    It has nothing to do with how they are supposed to act...
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    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
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    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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    Re: A Teacher's Private Life

    I, too, did not respond to the poll.
    Salem witch trials come to mind.

    Adult porn is legal but kiddie porn - that would be a different issue.

    Pot? Hell's bells - quite a few of my high school teachers smoked pot as well as some college professors; but they were the "hip" and "groovy" ones back in my day. LOL

    Swearing etc.? Is it done in anger? Is there a definitive list regarding which words should be included or not included?

    Affairs? Only if a minor student was involved - and I'd better make damn sure of my facts.

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    Re: A Teacher's Private Life

    Quote Originally Posted by Dulcinea View Post
    Pot? Hell's bells - quite a few of my high school teachers smoked pot as well as some college professors; but they were the "hip" and "groovy" ones back in my day. LOL
    I've been seeing that a lot in this thread.

    So just because they did it then it must be alright now...right? If your teachers were jumping off the empire state building would you do the same? Would it be "hip" and "groovy"? What's the defination of "sheeple" again?

    Note to Dulcinea, this post wasn't directed at you personally. Just used it because it was the easiest one to get to.
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