Thursday, January 11, 2007

Extra Credit Reading: Thursday, January 11, 2006

Via Joanne Jacobs, the Colossus of Rhodey has the lowdown on the best teacher movies of all time.

The Wanker of the Day Award goes to... Florida middle school teacher Tamara Tootle, who was
suspended from her job after it was discovered that she had been "asking" students for $1 a day and then allowing them to skip P.E. lessons. Ms. Tootle was convicted and sentenced to three years' probation, ordered to perform 300 hours of community service, and has been banned from teaching for three years. (And yes, Tootle definately qualifies for a Darwin Award in Education.)

While we're on the subject of Darwin Awards, Darren of Right on the Left Coast presents
some interesting thoughts concerning Virginia teacher Stephen Murmer's suspension and subsequent firing after it became publicly known that Murmer was using his posterior projection as a "tool" for the painting of abstract works of art.

Today's Non Sequitur: We can't help but wonder who are the taxpayer-funded advertising mavins talking heads who came-up with this officially-sanctioned slogan: shift happens.
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