Posts tagged with "teachers"

Subject: Should we arm teachers?

Forum: Should we arm teachers?
Our president, Trump, has stated on many occasions after a violent mass shooting, that it could have been prevented if someone was armed. He even offers inducements to teachers if they undergo training to carry a pistol while in school. Do you think that this will prevent mass shootings? I'm interested in your honest opinion, and I will not judge you no matter what your opinion is. I hope you will not judge me for sharing mine. Growing up, I was always taught that the Constitution is the bedrock of our society. Therefore, I am a big supporter of the Second Amendment and our right to bare arms. However, it should have limits. I do not believe that arming teachers is the right solution for minimizing mass shootings. I have my concealed weapons permit and I also work in law enforcement, and yet, I hope I never have to use my gun in an emergency situation. A lot of people with a concealed weapons permit, tend to brag about their prowess with a gun.. But the truth is, the best way in my opinion, to prevent mass shootings is to employ methods of crisis intervention and mental health assessment and intervention. Teachers and other individuals, should be wary of the warning signs or behaviors of potential gunmen. No matter how trained a person is using a gun, they can still make mistakes. I do not believe that civilians using guns in emergency situations is the answer. Even cops, make mistakes. Recently in Alabama, a cop mistook a security guard who disarmed a gunman, as the perpetrator, and ended up killing the security guard who prevented the mass shooting. No matter how trained you are, mistakes can happen especially in high stress environments, when the adrenaline is running. A person does not think clearly when a high stress environment emergency occurs. That is why people should only carry guns and use them as a last resort. Instead I believe that they should enhance their crisis intervention skills and conflict resolution skills.

What are you think? Should we arm more citizens; will that stop the high prevalence of mass shootings?

I look forward to reading your responses.

Subject: Do you give your teachers presents?

Forum: Do you give your teachers presents?
Good morning, CNET!

Do you give your teachers presents? If so, what do you usually give them?


In nursing school, every semester/quarter we have clinical rotations that we go to, where we work at different hospitals under a nursing instructor. Recently, I've been giving my nursing instructors thank you presents after a rotation, because they help a lot.

My "go to" is a card expressing my thanks and appreciation, a mug, and some chocolate.

I'm getting close to finishing my preceptorship (like an internship where you work with a nurse/unit and gain autonomy as a new nurse). I'm trying to figure out what to give the unit as well as the specific nurses I've worked with. I have loved my time there, and everyone has been so kind and helpful, willing to teach. It's a great environment.


I haven't really given other teachers presents since high school, or maybe middle school. As a kid, I remember giving teachers presents for Christmas.

Teachers really do a lot to ensure their students succeed. I like to show my appreciation when possible, and sometimes just write an email expressing that. I think showing gratitude can make someone's day.


What about you guys?

Have a great day!

- dymphie

Subject: Re: Why was your favorite teacher your favorite?

Forum: Why was your favorite teacher your favorite?
Thanks, Jon! That’s a really interesting point about being humble and admitting when I am wrong. I try to tell my students that teachers are just humans and that sometimes we’re learning right alongside our students. I hope it has the same effect! I really appreciate your response and I’m glad it brought up good memories for you!

Subject: Re: Who Is Your Mentor?

Forum: Who Is Your Mentor?
i have too many to name, and i will say i have always had a regard for my teachers & professors that verges on the brown-nosing, and it's totally not that.

one's professor is to your mind & heart what food is to your body. they present you with material & thought-inducingness that becomes part of your mental cell structure forever. i love my professors! and i hold back from expressing any of this until i know i won't have them teaching a course to me again...

Subject: War on Teacher Pay

Forum: War on Teacher Pay
Hello everyone :)

War on teacher pay with individual states and the federal government needs to happen if teachers expect recognition for the differences in pay with degrees that require the same amount of schooling and experience. Even people who work in the education field and not directly responsible for students, make more than teachers. This is especially disturbing because the early childhood education field is the most influential, foundational, and critical time in a human being's life. Anything said or done with children ages 0-5 (specifically 0-3) will shape their lives, which can be positive (learning language/communication) or negative (trauma/abuse). However, this group of teachers makes minimum wage or a little higher, does not require education or work experience, and has extremely high responsibilities.

People have sued the federal government before, such as the man with the 3D-printed guns that we read about a few weeks ago; and WON. However I think the better approach would be to sue regarding ineffective and/or poverty level of the federal minimum wage, the department of education for failing to publicly recognize the value teachers have in society, and anyone else related to education.

I was very upset when Bernie Sanders lost the Caucus (I voted for him!) because he was a huge advocate for education in so many ways.

How do you think a war on teachers pay should start, besides educating people about the facts?

Look forward to reading your ideas, this is long overdue!

Subject: Re: What makes a good teacher?

Forum: What makes a good teacher?
Ahola Bailey,

To me, it seems as though students fondly remember their favorite teachers being down-to-earth, empathetic realists who gave a sensible amount of homework and incorporated personal anecdotes in class discussions. Good teachers have unique class discussions. They don’t try to structuralize everything they do. They do not favor some students over others. They don’t put kids on the spot or make them feel embarrassed for their amusement. Good teachers are, simply, human. Bad ones make it seem as though the material they teach and the way they teach it can not be questioned. They are machine-like and authoritarian, which is what high school kids do not want. The best teachers are not afraid to venture beyond the parameters of the curriculum when it’s necessary. For example, when the Parkland shooting happened, my 10th grade English teacher had wanted us to talk about it as a class, even though she’d planned to introduce us to our next literature assignment. She told us “discussing what goes on in the world supersedes any literature lesson.” (Or something along those lines, I can’t really remember.) School shouldn’t be about rote learning, nor should it be a competition to see who can get better grades or who can come up with the best ideas. It is the teacher’s job to make a teenager’s high school experience enjoyable, enlightening, and memorable. I have no doubt you will change lives. :)
Have a great day!
-Chloe T.

Subject: Re: What makes a good teacher?

Forum: What makes a good teacher?
Hey Bailey,

Since you say you want to be a high school teacher, I'll just tell you why certain teachers in high school were my favorite. The main thing is they showed they actually cared about students. They put extra in effort in their teaching and just didn't only teach what the state told them too.

I loved the ones that would help those struggling and not just rush through material. They also tried to make class enjoyable. They would stay late to offer extra tutoring if needed and if students showed effort and needed extra help, would offer ways for students to help their grade.

I also loved the teachers that tried to help the school overall. They showed school spirit, was active at pep rallies and usually helped with clubs too. I know some may be too busy to do some of it but most of the teachers that did this were loved by the students, especially since the school I went to, we always felt like the "losers" of the town and forgotten.I will gladly say where I went to school but some do judge because of the reputation.


Subject: Re: What makes a good teacher?

Forum: What makes a good teacher?
Selfless- They teach students individually, help beyond each student classroom needs and work to help students reach their potential.

Subject: What makes a good teacher?

Forum: What makes a good teacher?
As a future high school teacher, I am curious to know as to what people think makes a good teacher. What were your favorite teachers like?

Thanks for reading!

Subject: Best teacher you've ever had

Forum: Best teacher you've ever had
Good morning CNET!

Today I wanted to ask about the best teacher you've ever had, and why they were the best. I had this discussion with my friends and one had a real life Ms. Frizzle who left a lasting love of science with her. Another friend had an amazing math teacher and math stayed his strongest subject in school. For me, I had an amazing English teacher and I still love to read and write because of her.

What about you guys?

Have a great day!

- dymphie