" You probably have heard by now that there will be no social studies final exams. I want you to know two things: 1) I have given all of you 40 out of 40 points for the studying you have done for your social studies exam already. You worked hard this year, I think we covered very meaningful info and thinking this past week, and I appreciate your efforts. 2) I have loved learning with each of you all this year! Through the hard times, and the more light-hearted. I consider this to be the job of my lifetime. May you go forth and shine, and know that I will always help you. Always."
Edit: No the teacher isn't a Nazi goddamit
Edit 2: For some of you who are complaining about "gRaDe InFlAtIoN", 2 things.
Edit 3: I forgot the mention she's 65. She could retire if she wanted.
My high school was not like many other high schools. It was a DoDea school (aka run by the government) on a military base in England. Now, this school took the whole military thing seriously and treated the school like basic training mixed with a high-end college. Everything was very strict there. Things that were seen as normal in most graduations were deemed as mortal sins at my graduation. We were graduating at Ely Cathedral and we were told that we must be polite and respectful to the cathedral. This meant that there could be no whooping, hollering, air-horns, confetti, or even throwing of the caps. You must act completely professional and serious throughout the whole thing. No fun allowed at this celebration.
And so the day comes. Most kids walk up, get their picture taken, walk back to their seats, and then stare into the void (as cell phones were strictly not allowed). After some time, it happened. A family disgraced the cathedral and Americans as a whole by cheering at a graduation. The principal stopped the whole procession. The student went to sit back down but the next did not start walking. The principal stared towards the direction of the noise with the wrath of God and preached to the whole audience about the moral wrongs they had committed. The crowd was silent. The procession continued. My fellow classmates all looked at each other, exchanging faces of disbelief or morbid joy. One had dared to defy the queen. And now she stood, totally powerless, as an even worse act upon graduation-kind was about to befall upon her.
The next student was called, and they walked up like any other. But then, they pulled out their phone and took a selfie with the principal. The whole cathedral could feel her rage as it bounced off the walls and reverberated like a cannibal corpse song. She clung tightly to the diploma, trying to drag the student down to hell with her shocked stare. The student just smiled knowingly. What was she going to do? Send them to detention? All the students shared a look of victory. In this instance, we had couped the queen, slain the dragon, humbled a god. The principal reluctantly let go of the diploma and tried to drown the student in her rage as they returned to their seat. For the rest of the graduation it was high tide, and another family or two dared to commit the treason that was whooping.
I went to a very strict religious private school (only boys) and they had a school wide assembly they would conduct yearly telling us that women are bad and not to talk to them as well as threatening anyone who was caught talking to a girl not in their family would be suspended. Obviously this is absolute bullshit and one time during the school assembly I stood up in front of the entire school (grades 1-8 and about 850-900 people plus staff) and said to the principal “of women are so bad why are you married?” And stormed out of their. Probably one of my biggest accomplishments ngl.
 Lots of people don’t really believe it but that’s fine lmaooo I don’t need to be accepted by some random dude online. The school itself was an abusive school and I have many stories from it if y’all want I can do more posts.
Edit: I managed to get my hands on a video of the ride
We set a pie-in-the-sky goal for student passing percentage of the state exam. This year I finally achieved it and was allowed to do a lap inside of the school building during class. You better believe I was revving the engine and mashing on that horn like it owed me money.
We have a strict no-no cell phone policy at my junior high. However, I told my students using EMPHASIZED WORDS what a SHAME it would be if a student SNUCK A CELL PHONE VIDEO of the ride and POSTED IT ONLINE.
So, if you stumble upon a video of a dude in gray pants, black jacket and helmet riding a blue Yamaha FJ-09 with expired tags through a school building, give the screen a thumbs up for me. I did a thing.
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I'm a young computer enthusiast, but I'm very sad because my teachers of school aren't aware about GNU software, they don't have knowledge about the free and open source software, they use Microsoft Windows in school and teach about Microsoft software most of the time, because of this if any student like me have curosity in software development and want to know what is going on behind the scenes, want to change or add something, how will they do that, schools are not teaching about free and open source software.
And one day I asked my teacher to use open source GNU/Linux because it respects our privacy, and we have freedom study and change anything in it. But she replied that "why you are caring about privacy, your privacy, your privacy isn't important", and I thought in my mind who made her computer science teacher.
I want to convience my school to use opensource software instead of proprietary garbage. how do i do that I think my principal is going to ignore my suggestion.
I teach 3rd grade and am fully trained in CPI as well as Conscious Discipline. Our school is the only school in our district that requires each staff member to be CPI trained due to the high number of restraints we have to use. We are also very trauma informed.
I have a runner. He has PTSD, ODD, and is living in a group home. I am his safe person. Today he ran out of the gym during Specials and the office called me to come de-escalate him. I immediately go outside and hear him screaming. Once he sees me he starts to run to me. I stand in my protective stance. He opens his arms and comes in for a hug. I of course open my arms to receive him and provide therapeutic rapport. While I am hugging him, the principal comes running. She sees him and assumes I am holding him in a restraint. She starts barking directives and he goes back into fight/flight mode. He stands back and smacks me. Across the face.
There will be no consequence because, “He was escalated by my proximity and I am at fault for intervening.”
Thankfully we have cameras. I have already contacted my Union. So glad I get paid super well to be assaulted and then blamed for the attack.
Update: The day of the incident I made sure to contact the foster mom and case worker. An emergency meeting was conducted later that day. My principal tried to minimize the incident and insisted that no discipline would be entered because it was the staff that was at fault. This also meant that administration wouldn’t call home to let them know what had happened. (I was able to tell my version).
The caseworker and foster mom agreed that the student needed at the very least an emergency counseling appointment as well as follow up with the primary care physician. In counseling that day the student revealed suicidal thoughts. He had four plans of how to kill himself when his foster mom went to sleep that night.
Please, continue to advocate and accurately report and document what we see in our kids. He was screaming for help and my administration wanted to ignore the incident. Ignoring or minimizing can quite literally ruin these fragile lives. Trauma informed does not equate to consequence free. The consequences of me following appropriate channels led to a counseling session that may have saved a life. Keep doing the right things. It matters.
Thanks to everyone for giving supportive words. This has been a very trying week for me and this student. He is now getting additional supports because I told the truth.