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Principal Calls 6-Year-Old ‘Honey Boo Boo’ on Facebook, Resigns Amid Outrage

Principal Calls 6-Year-Old ‘Honey Boo Boo’ on Facebook, Resigns Amid Outrage

By Josh Wolford April 9, 2014

Most people would be better off if they were just a little bit more careful with what they posted on Facebook. This goes double for anyone in the public eye, especially if it’s your job to look after children. Actually, …

Myth Busted: Do Teachers Get "Summers Off"? Myth Busted: Do Teachers Get "Summers Off"?

Every teacher has, at some point, had someone lament to him/her about how they wish their job paid them to “take the summer off”. Most of the time this statement is not made with any sort of ill intent, but …

Teacher Fakes Illness for a Year To Avoid Work Teacher Fakes Illness for a Year To Avoid Work

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Many working adults know that playing hooky isn’t just reserved for kids, but the lies one Polk County, Florida teacher made up to skip out on work are just plain shocking. According to school district officials Ashley Barker, a first-grade …

Spanish Teacher Fired for Using the Word ‘Negro’ Spanish Teacher Fired for Using the Word ‘Negro’

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Talk about getting lost in translation. A Bronx teacher claims that she was fired for using the word “negro” in reference to a student. I must admit, it sounds reasonable at first – except for the fact that the teacher …

Teacher Fired Over Bikini Photo to Attend Graduation Teacher Fired Over Bikini Photo to Attend Graduation

Teachers across the U.S. have been fired for a variety of reasons, but modeling is not usually one of them. This week, 26-year-old Olivia Sprauer told the Huffington Post that she was fired for her modeling bikini pics. She stated …

Teacher Faces 44 Years for Fake Facebook Sex Scam Teacher Faces 44 Years for Fake Facebook Sex Scam
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An Anaheim high school teacher is set to be arraigned on 60 felony counts stemming from charges that he used Facebook to obtain sexually explicit photos from over 100 underage boys over the past 3 years. 30-year-old Zachary Joshua Reader, …

Teacher in Hot Water over "Joke" Facebook Photo Teacher in Hot Water over "Joke" Facebook Photo
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Social media is a lot like any form of electronic communication, whether that be email, texts, or instant messaging. Mainly, it’s often hard to discern the true meaning or the true motivation behind a post. Out of context, a joke …

Viola Davis Speaks Up About Film Protestors Viola Davis Speaks Up About Film Protestors

Viola Davis knows a thing or two about protesting; she was actually tossed in jail with her mother as a toddler during a protest at Brown University for welfare reform. The actress says she wants to encourage the teachers protesting …

Bill Gates Gives $1.1 Million for Mood Bracelets Bill Gates Gives $1.1 Million for Mood Bracelets

When I was in college we were given these scantron sheets to fill out to judge how well a teacher was doing. Imagine if you were in high school again and you had to wear a bracelet that was able …

Website Allows Educators to Sell or Buy Lesson Plans Website Allows Educators to Sell or Buy Lesson Plans
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Having trouble coming up with a lesson plan for your Language Arts class this semester? Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a website where you could purchase and download such materials at your leisure? Teachers Pay Teachers, a company …

Google Celebrates National Teachers’ Day Google Celebrates National Teachers’ Day

Cristin Frodella, a group marketing manager for Google Education, revealed today how Google Education is celebrating National Teachers’ Day. Over at the Google Official Blog, Frodella shared two YouTube videos that demonstrate the difference good teachers (in combination with Google …

NYC Limits Social Media Between Teachers, Students NYC Limits Social Media Between Teachers, Students

Long is the troubled history of teachers and students communicating via social networking sites. The thing is, you never hear about teacher-student communication on Facebook or Twitter until it causes some kind of trouble and then we’re all left to …

Computer Science Enrollments up 10% Computer Science Enrollments up 10%

A recent report shed some light on a movement calling primary school teachers to get a better handle on computer science in general, to better educate their students as the tech economy in the U.S becomes more vital – and …

Mega Millions Winners Will Keep Working

The lotto game Mega Millions has seen a lot of press lately, mostly because of the outrageously high jackpots but partly because of the lack of winners to come forward. The idea that almost half a billion dollars was going …

Facebook, Teachers & Students: What Not To Do Facebook, Teachers & Students: What Not To Do
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If you’re a teacher and you have a Facebook account, which is probably most teachers, you are likely to receive friend requests from your students. Students don’t know anything, which is why they need teachers to educate them, and so …

Teacher’s Anti-Gay Facebook Comments Result In Suspension Teacher’s Anti-Gay Facebook Comments Result In Suspension
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Social media is a minefield when it comes to employers and employees. One must navigate carefully, as it is quite easy to get into major trouble – even on the basis of just a few Facebook comments. Florida teacher Jerry …

Make Yahoo Your Homepage To Help Schools

Yahoo has launched Yahoo Homepages for Homerooms, a program aimed at helping teachers and classrooms get funding for projects.