Arthur Goldstein, ICE-TJC Candidate for Exec. Bd. At-large Speaks About the Election
(video and text stolen from EdNotes)
"It's linguine time. Go to class."She felt his comment was inappropriate and unprofessional. I'll go a step further. I take it as an ethnic slur and if it was me, I would report it.
Please make sure the majority of your students are doing passing work.
This past May, Erica Chevillar, a history teacher at West Boca Raton High School, got tongues and fingers wagging when photos of her posing for the USA National Bikini Team Web site surfaced. Buoyed by the publicity, the 25-year-old Delray Beach resident has quit teaching in pursuit of an equally noble profession: Playboy Playmate. Chevillar appears in all her educated glory in the magazine's March issue, now on newsstands. She spoke to City Link last week.
Are you nervous about your former students' seeing you in Playboy?
No, I'm really not worried about it. You have to be 18 years old to purchase the magazine. [But] I'm sure they will find a way to get ahold of it.
Do you get recognized on the street now?
Yes. People know me as the "bikini teacher," and I was a finalist on WWE's 2006 Diva Search for a couple of months. It's been funny. People have asked for autographs and if they could take a photo with me.
How has your family reacted to the Playboy spread?
My parents are from a small town in Pennsylvania. I was worried about their reaction, but they've seen the pictures and they think everything was done beautifully.
What's your next career move?
I want to be a Playmate eventually and continue modeling, and maybe get into TV hosting. I was just selected to be the spokesmodel for [social-networking site] Yourhangout.com.
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....setting individual goals for students might be something you want to consider. This can be done by challenging the entire class to raise their grade by five points from the Fall to the Spring semester. Or you might meet with each student to set a specific individual goal....
New York City public school teacher faces termination after being paid nearly $6,000 in city money for tutoring a 15-year-old homebound student who had already died, officials said yesterday.
Cheryl Edwards, 37, a fifth-grade teacher at PS 288 in Brooklyn, was paid for tutoring the boy a total of 154 hours between Jan. 23 and June 12, 2006, said Richard Condon, the special commissioner of investigation for the city school district.
The boy's family, however, had returned with him to their native Vietnam in mid-January of last year, and he died in a hospital there on Jan. 29, 2006, Condon said.
"She [Edwards] thought she had a great scheme because this kid's mother was never going to call up and complain that she had not been there, because as far as the mother was concerned, she had told her she didn't need her," the commissioner said.
Condon's office began investigating in October after another mother called the Education Department to say that Edwards had not shown up to tutor her 11-year-old son. Investigators found that Edwards had submitted paperwork for six sessions between Sept. 28 and Oct. 11, while the boy said he had never met her.
Condon has referred his findings to the Brooklyn district attorney's office, and the city Education Department is taking steps to terminate Edwards, said its spokeswoman, Dina Paul Parks.
"We will not tolerate the theft of resources intended for the benefit of our students," Parks said.
Edwards could not be reached for comment, and the attorney who represented her during the investigation, Michael Spiegel, declined comment. A NYC homebound teacher had a great idea--bill the city for tutoring a dead kid.
Klein also announced a new principal evaluation system in which school staffs will participate in evaluating their school leader.
Ms. POd,Needless to say, I was very upset about this. I only give them the take-home quizzes and tests to force them to take homework seriously. I give enough in class assignments that these take-homes don't have a major effect on their grades. I mark on the point system--every short answer is one point and long questions are nine points. At the end of the marking period I total every one's points and curve the grades accordingly, trying to keep things similar to the grading of the AP exam. It usually works well. I encourage the kids to work together. I encourage them to seek help from other teachers and me! I always answer their questions about the exam. I discourage them from paying high price tutors. Selling and buying answers undermines this whole process. I am going to discuss this with them tomorrow, but I haven't figured out exactly what else I am going to do. I hate to give up these take-home assignments because of a few bad kids even though they are lots of work for me. I have 70 papers with 8 questions each waiting to be marked and that doesn't count my other 3 classes. But, if they are not going to be useful, why should I bother? I guess I will have to wait and see the class' reaction when I bring this up.
I am sorry that I wanna tell you something very important that somebody in your class is selling take home quiz answers for money and I don;t think it's morally correct.