I can see adding a particularly beloved teacher to your Facebook after you graduate, but why would you add one if you’re still attending their school much less their class? Nothing good can come of that.
On the other hand, kudos to Sandra for correcting Gabe’s terrible grammar. If I were a teacher I would assign major reports before every holiday, just to fuck with the kids. Then they would whine and complain, and I would laugh and laugh. Also, I would make sure none of them knew where I lived.
@liketotallycool: I thought she handled it perfectly. I can’t stand it when adults act all horrified by profanity, as if they’d never heard those words before. I know people I went to high school with that cursed like sailors back then and act all prissy about swear words now. I don’t care how offended they act now, I remember how they acted at those keg parties out in the desert when we were young, and they sure weren’t getting offended back then.
i’m friends with my MIL… not sure why that is bad… i dont dicuss personal issues, use it as a sounding board for my stupidity or post embaressing photos I take… I use it to keep in touch with friends and family
Why wouldn’t you add your teachers if you have good relations with them? I have two of my teachers on Facebook and it’s much easier to contact them if you need something. Also, I’m not stupid enough to post a status calling my teacher a bitch. And even if I were, I’d definitely hide the status from her. That’s an option, you know.
Why? whats the point of limiting vocabulary with artificial distinctions? Its only a bad word because people get in a up roar over its use… well fuck that… fuck is an awesome word and i encourage its use… i dont care about age… for me its about context
if my son won a game and said ‘fuck yeah’ I would just remind him to watch it at school or around his mother… but if i hear him call another kid a fat stupid head then he gets a swat and has to apologize… one was just excitement and the other was in malice… i believe i punish the correct one
As a student teacher, I find it reeeeally strange that teachers and pupils are facebook friends. It’s kind of not ethical really, especially if you’re going to maintain the teacher/pupil relationship on facebook.
I mean, what if I got absolutely smashed one night and wrote about it the next day or some drunken photos were put up or whatever? Pupil sees, shows parents – uh oh.
Would professors count? I have 3 of mine as friends. They seem to share some of my views so it’s all good. One just makes boring marathon updates(ran boston marathon etc). The other coordinates study abroad and talks about it all the time and the other just rambles about economic and financial stuff and Wall Street Journal stuff.
I live and work in a conservative town and let’s say that and my profile doesn’t mix well.
As someone said, if you’re on good terms with teacher/professors, why the heck not? With the ones I have as friends, I now know personal stuff about them that the average student just interested in passing their class wouldn’t know.
With the sudden news reports of teachers fucking kids in my area, my old high school made it a strict policy that teachers cannot friend current students (with the exception of family and shit like that. We are a small hick county). Really, nothing good will come from it.
A few teachers were irked because they set up accounts specifically for homework and made a deal with their students that whatever they put on their page is their business (except when they are posting about hurting themselves or something else equally stupid).
I’ve seen many comments where people are saying it’s lame to add a teacher as a friend. I am a teacher and I want to know why the fuck teachers add students as friends?! That’s just sad and fucking lame. Personally, I see and hear enough of kids during the day, I sure don’t want to see or hear them on FB, which is my private social networking tool. Use the school’s email to email them homework or other shit if you’re going to go beyond the beyonds after hours. I’ve had numerous friend requests and have ignored all of them. It’s unethical and just plain weird. I think it’s just a way to get Farmville gifts.
I have one professor in my contacts and it is just because he sent me an invitation first and I thought it would be impolite not to accept him. now I have to hide because he keeps writing to me all the time and he seems to be really lonely…:/
so yes, it is a bad idea to add your professor.
@46: spot on. Matthew’s teacher sounds like a bitch who is prepping Matthew for that kind of job where you have to clock out and get permission to take a bathroom break. Doing anything without a break is a good way to burn out and render your time spent utterly useless. A break is healthy and necessary. From the sound of Matthew’s update, he was having a bad day and needed the break. But then, I don’t know him or his teacher.
I sure wrote a lot about Matthew.
Also, I approve of most of the Snorgtees advertisements on this site.
Sandra’s hardly a bitch or asshole for doing her job. You know, that job she has as a TEACHER. To TEACH.
Boo hoo. So you have to do a book report (seriously, if this takes you a long time, you have yourself a problem) over break. At least it isn’t on top of 6-8 hours of school. You still have time to relax.
Several of my teachers would have a rule that they would not accept students’ friend requests purely because of paranoia–yes, it shouldn’t be an issue, but the fact remains that it is. Once we graduated, they’d accept us just fine, in fact one teacher added me the evening of graduation because I got along very well with him in several clubs.
And I’m still not seeing the teacher relation with Suzy’s status…maybe the fact that a small child doesn’t know the use of a word?
its called a break for a reason… people plan vacations and trips over breaks… to assign work over them is fucked up… her job is to teach, but she can assign book reports any other weekend… And book reports vary greatly depending on how long the book is, difficulty of reading (Shakespeare is going to take longer to read than Of mice and men) and the depth of the report to write. A summery wont take long, but a look at symbolism would… your arguement is faulty so go fuck a flacid donkey
“Buffet is my favorite food” Oh Sweet Jesus.
Sandra also wins.
I think it crosses some lines to have your students as friends, but since they are, she does a good job of reminding the kid that:
1. It’s a public forum
2. People can and will read your posts
3. Will burn your ass if you don’t watch what you say.
week, weekend, or whatever time frame this teacher gave the report out for… and that was basically my point… some book reports could be done quickly and not impact a planned vacation, where others could be a large impact…. regardless, teachers that assign homework over breaks are fuck sticks
A lot of schools have rules against their teachers and students being friends on social networking sites like facebook because of the drama/problems it could cause. I personally think if you’re graduated and you were friends with that teacher, why not? But otherwise it’s a little weird. Everyone would have to censor themselves and facebook is supposed to be more for friends than for teachers/co-workers. At least originally. If I’m going out and drinking on the weekends, that’s my business and not a coworker or a teacher. My friends can know because they were probably there, a sort of co-conspirator thing, but there’s some information I wouldn’t give out to everyone. And yeah, I know if they tried hard enough they could probably get it, and it’s the internet so nothing’s terrifically safe, but not being their friend and having a blocked off profile at least makes it a little harder.
I’m a teacher (middle school) and all my kids want to add me on facebook. There’s not a rule against it at my school, but I make my own rule against it to prevent being accused of anything in the future. I tell all the students that I will not accept any friend requests from them until they graduate.
I don’t really get why people insist on adding teachers/family on facebook. I don’t really want my mom to be reading all the things I say to friends and what friends say to me and I’m not even one of those people saying: GETTING MAD DRUNK YOOO GONNA FUCK THIS BITCH CRAZY!!!
OK. I’m a teacher. You’ll figure that out soon enough so I might as well get it out there.
I got on FB a few years ago after I heard a piece on NPR about teachers who were using it to keep in touch with students. This is when it was still relatively innocent, you know, before it grew into the massive cesspool of idiocy and baseless self-aggrandizement that feeds LameBook.
I used it to keep in touch with students, especially after they graduated. More often than not, students sent me friend requests, not the other way around. So I don’t see a problem with teachers on FB. (BTW: I’m not on it anymore; it’s a time suck. LB, however, is brilliant!)
As for homework during breaks, or quizzes/tests on the last day before breaks:…WAAHHH…. cry me a river! You don’t do any work during the ‘school year’ because you’re all prepping for state tests, or out getting your braces tightened, or having a bad day, or texting in class, or at the big game, or sending pictures of somebody’s genitalia around on your cell phones. You won’t read what’s assigned. You won’t pay attention. You won’t talk about anything of substance. You don’t want to learn; you just want to graduate so you can get a job that allows you to do nothing, but still bring in enough money to pay for whatever SUV gets your juices flowing and buy the newest PS2 games.
You’re in high school. You don’t know sh^*. When I was in high school, I didn’t know sh^*. Shut up and read. Shut up and listen. Shut up and learn.
If you’re going to have teachers or bosses on your facebook. At least save yourself some trouble and HIDE the fucking status from them! My boss is on my facebook, when I come home and want to talk about how big of a dick he has been, I happily type away because I know he can’t read my news feed.
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kids are playing ps3 or xbox360 these days so your outdated reference to ps2 is useless.
As for the whole teachers friends with kids on facebook thing… I became friends with most of the teachers I was close with, of course thats past graduation. I think its kinda weird when still in school.