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Suspended Teacher Finds Himself in Ungodly Mess

Is it OK for a teach to preach? Credit: Getty Images God is reportedly deciding whether to turn a Canadian teacher into a pillar of salt or simply rain sulfur down upon him for allegedly exposing children to religious perspectives...A Canadian teacher was suspended for allegedly exposing children to religious perspectives other than their own.

How to Prepare for Your Next Parent-Teacher Conference

Help make parent-teacher conference constructive. Credit: Getty Images We all think our child is the most charming, brilliant, adorable, insert your preferred adjective here. So it's not very...We know you think your little angel is perfect, but if you try to see things from his teacher's perspective, it will make the oft-dreaded parent-teacher meetings much more constructive.

Camp Counselors Should Be Allowed to Hug Kids

Bend down! That's the new rule at my kids' camp this summer: If a counselor feels like hugging a camper, the counselor must bend down to the child's level, so the child's face does not end up buried in his or her "groin." Apparently, word of...

Does a Teacher Really Need to Remind Kids, "Hydrate!"

A teacher wrote to me worried that either she's going crazy -- or her students' parents are. They've started giving their kids bottled water to keep at their desks, and begging her to remind them, throughout the day, to drink. "Have I lost it...

Build a Wiccan Altar? Not in My Shop Class, Teacher Says

Can building a Wiccan altar lead to the practice of black magic? An Iowa shop teachers says yes. Credit: jimd2007, Flickr
An Iowa shop teacher who refused to allow a student to build a Wiccan altar in class has been placed on leave in a flap...

New York Teacher Accused of Staging Student Wrestling Match

When the kids are fighting, have you ever wanted to just lock them in a room for a while to see which one is left standing? But while none of us would ever actually go to such an extreme, a Queens, N.Y., teacher and an aide have been accused of...

Mom Says Math Homework is Racist

A middle-school math teacher is in the hot seat for including an image of a toothless black man on a homework sheet, and at least one parent is calling the illustration racist. The Courier Times in Bucks County, Pa., reports that the...

Does Better Pay Mean Better Teachers?

Is teacher pay the key to improving public schools? Image: sxc.hu
This fall, a new charter school will open in the Washington Heights neighborhood of new York City that will seek to prove that excellent teachers -- not technology, exceptional...

Boys Spike Teacher's Coffee, Send Her to Hospital

At our house, we love a good practical joke. But we also have a rule: It's not really a joke unless everyone is laughing. The idea, of course, is that a prank that hurts someone else isn't really funny ... it's just mean. An Auburn, Washington...

Students Watch Porn In Class By Accident

This just goes to show that sometimes too much technology in the classroom can be a bad idea. A substitute teacher at a Denver high school got quite a shock when he went to play a movie his class was scheduled to watch. According to news...

Teacher Gives New Meaning to "Five Second Rule"

If you are a parent, then you are probably familiar with the "five second rule." This rule applies to edible items dropped on the floor: If the food has been on the ground for less than five seconds, the rule says it may be picked up and eaten as if...

Should Schools Be Able To Hit Your Kids?

Among the many issues that arise when you have children is how to discipline them, including spankings. Most of us stand on one side of the issue or the other. Something many of us never think much about is corporal punishment in school. But it...

Too Young for Romance

Valentine's Day is almost upon us. Children of all ages will exchange cards, hugs and candy hearts. It starts as young as kindergarten, and continues until the kids discover that sometimes "love" is more fun in private. I know this will make some...

Teachers Get Trained to Handle Parents

Just as they do here in the States, teachers in Japan have to continually further their education with courses, seminars, and such. In Japan, however, teachers have the option of taking a course that teaches them, among other things, how to deal with...

Teacher-Student Sex - Legal at Age 18?

When a 33-year-old teacher allegedly has a months-long sexual affair with a senior in his high school, he has to realize that he's doing something wrong. But according to a Washington appeals court, the affair was technically legal. That was...

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