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Old 02-22-2013, 08:25 AM   #1
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Teachers trick students with fake Disney trip

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2...orld_trip.html

Some Grade 8 teachers tricked some students into thinking they were going on a trip to Disney. Apparently it was to teach a lesson to some students who were snooping.

To me, it is no big deal. These are Grade 8's. I might feel bad it is they were little kids.

Just wondering what everyone thinks?
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:48 AM   #3
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So if the students didn't snoop, they wouldn't have been thinking Disney, right? And the teachers are at fault? Sorry, but no. The students brought this on themselves.
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The slide show was alittle much. If it was just that she left the brochure and field trip form it would be alright. I would hope the kids would learn a lesson about snooping and believing rumors. Somehow I don't think thats going to happen when they are blaming the teacher for tricking them and traumatizing them.
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So if the students didn't snoop, they wouldn't have been thinking Disney, right? And the teachers are at fault? Sorry, but no. The students brought this on themselves.
The article says that there was "a suspicions that a student was snooping around a teacherís desk." They didn't play this prank on just the one student who they thought might be snooping, they did it to the whole class, which I think was a crappy thing to do.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:03 AM   #6
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The article says that there was "a suspicions that a student was snooping around a teacherís desk." They didn't play this prank on just the one student who they thought might be snooping, they did it to the whole class, which I think was a crappy thing to do.
I agree. It says that both classes were brought into a room to see the slide show.
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The article says that there was "a suspicions that a student was snooping around a teacherís desk." They didn't play this prank on just the one student who they thought might be snooping, they did it to the whole class, which I think was a crappy thing to do.
I'm guessing the student who snooped told his friends who told their friends, etc, etc.

I'd need to see some more information on the slide presentation to see if it went too far. Did they use pictures & phrases with double meanings, and the students, already thinking "Disney World", thought it just solidified their thoughts, but it actually applied to the bowling(?) trip also?

Again, if the student hadn't snooped, would the kids still have been as "devastated"? If the answer is "no", then the kids are at fault. If the answer is "yes", then the teachers might have gone too far.
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The slideshow went a little too far IMO, but filming the kids' reactions was way over the line.

But in the end, how were these kids really hurt? So they were disappointed, but they learned a lesson. It's hardly something that would have caused me to be "enraged." I would probably tell my kids that they should not have snooped, and should not have believed information that came to them via snooping.
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So if the students didn't snoop, they wouldn't have been thinking Disney, right? And the teachers are at fault? Sorry, but no. The students brought this on themselves.
ITA and of course as usual this thread most likely will turn into a bash the teacher thread (am not reading past this post).
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ITA and of course as usual this thread most likely will turn into a bash the teacher thread (am not reading past this post).
Is it bashing to disagree with a method if dealing with behavior? That seems a bit of a stretch.
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I have a feeling that more "heartfelt" apologies will be issued soon, as this story is starting to get some play.

http://www.theprovince.com/news/cana...109/story.html


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He said part of his weekend was spent convincing his three children that ďthis is not the normĒ and that teachers, as authority figures, should continue to be respected and trusted.
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ITA and of course as usual this thread most likely will turn into a bash the teacher thread (am not reading past this post).
Only if the shoe fits

In our home we taught our children to respect their teachers. This teacher(s) does not deserve to be respected anymore. She needs to grow up and be taught how to meet out appropriate punishment, and to whom. She is an adult role model for this year (time) in these children's lives, and she needs to learn how to act like one.
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The 8th grade class really believed they were going to Disney? Awfully gullible teenagers, IMO.
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The 8th grade class really believed they were going to Disney? Awfully gullible teenagers, IMO.
A lot of schools do a big trip at the end of 8th grade.
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