This Art Teacher Says That The School Allowed Her $50 To Spend On School Materials For The Whole Year

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A video of a teacher who says they were only allotted $50 to buy a year’s worth of art materials for their school went viral.

A user by the name of Hayley (@hcross93) shares her annual supply budget with the community, which comes to a grand total of $50, in a video that has received more than 2.5 million views.

Hayley explains further in a subsequent video that the funding in question was for a single school, where she spends around one-fourth of her working time. She claims that the remainder of her time is spent at another school, where she receives an annual budget of around $350, which she describes as a “great” amount.

Users who disagreed with this assessment said in the thread’s comments that even 350 dollars seemed like too small of an amount to appropriately prepare art materials for an entire school’s worth of pupils.

Hayley said in a comment that she is an educator at a Title 1 school that serves students from low-income families and that the amount of $350 has always been “a lot” for her. In the video, she thanked those viewers who volunteered to give to her classroom, but she graciously refused their offers.

A few people mentioned that Hayley may be able to deduct the cost of her painting materials from her taxable income.

Commenters continued to show their support for Hayley by pointing out what they saw as inconsistencies in the amount of money spent on art in comparison to other aspects of school life.

Still, quite a few of the readers said that they would be delighted to make a contribution to Hayley’s class. She expresses her gratitude for the act but clarifies that she did not upload the video in an effort to solicit monetary support for the cause. She only wanted to bring awareness to a challenge that a significant number of educators all throughout the country are confronting and, with any luck, motivating widespread reform.

Viral TikTok: When A Student Asks, “Where Do Babies Come From?” The Teacher Knew Just What To Say

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There are several reasons why elementary school teachers are among the most well regarded in the profession. This popular TikTok video shows one of them, when a teacher effectively responds to the question, “Where do babies come from?”

Mrs. Nancy Bullard’s TikTok video is proof positive that “kids say the darndest things.” It’s funny, but it’s also very cute. On her first day back at work after maternity leave, Mrs. Bullard taped a Q&A session with her pupils.

A slideshow of images of her son, Sam, was the first thing she showed the class, and they were all over it. One of the most adorable vids ever, if I do so so my self.

Then, things take a turn.

When questioned, “Are you teaching him to walk?”  Mrs. Bullard explains that Sam is just three months old, so he spends much of his time napping and grinning at the camera.

“Does he sleep with you or does he sleep in bed with his dad?” All night long, Sam sleeps in his own crib.

“What kind of food does he eat?”  Thank you to the one child who correctly predicted “applesauce.”

Things take a hilarious turn at this point.

“Is it difficult to have a baby?”  It’s encouraging to hear Mrs. Bullard say it’s “pretty tough.”

As a result, one of the pupils reported the replacement for Mrs. Bullard, who had anticipated that she would not return to work following the birth of her child. The youngsters are obviously pleased that they were able to disprove the sub’s theory here.

“Where do babies come from?” is the big question.

If you’re a parent, teacher, or someone who cares about children, you’ll dread this question. In no way am I implying that there’s any shame in this game, but it may be tough to convey the subtleties of conception and all that precedes it in an age-appropriate manner.

However, Mrs. Bullard gets it right the first time: “They originate from an organ called your uterus.”

They do indeed. Yes, they do. That’s all there is to it. All that’s required of you is to read this. To satisfy their interest, you just respond with simple science and move on to another topic promptly.

Dad Builds Stage in Driveway to Host a Proper College Graduation for Daughter

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Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, graduation ceremonies have been canceled all across the country. Many families of graduates have tried their best to find a way to have this ceremony in a different way such as having a zoom celebration with family and friends. However, this father has had one of the best celebration ideas as of yet.

Father Organizes Amazing Quarantine Graduation Ceremony For Daughter

One father, Torrence Burson from Memphis, Tennessee, wanted his daughter to have his daughter experience a graduation ceremony after getting her bachelor’s degree from Xavier University, New Orleans. Pierce earned a degree in public health science for epidemiology. In the future, she plans on joining the Armed Forces and wants to work for the Centers for Disease Control.

The father saw that his daughter, Pierce, was crying over missing her college graduation ceremony and he tried his best to give her a similar ceremony as a proper one.

After graduation day arrived, Pierce’s father was able to let her walk across a stage with ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ playing on loudspeakers. All of this was going on in front of their house and their neighbors got to see her walk across the stage from a distance. Other friends and neighbors drove past to cheer for her celebration.

Burson gave a statement to Fox 13 Memphis and said that the motivation for this extravagant honor was the love he had for his daughter. He also added that if he got another chance to make a graduation ceremony for his daughter, “I’d probably do it even bigger.”

Pierce was very excited and overwhelmed with the effort her father put up for her. She was also very surprised that lots of people showed up for her ceremony, some of them just passing by and screaming ‘Congratulations!’

Burson posted a 45-minute video on his Facebook profile of the entire ceremony and it’s otherworldly. This just shows how far one father will go to give happiness to his daughter


Sources:

http://www.blavity.com

http://www.fox13memphis.com

Debates Spark On “Teacher Hack”: Arm Students With Hockey Pucks To Combat Active Shooters

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An Oakland County, Michigan teacher has shared alarming but potentially necessary advice with her fellow instructors about a smarter way to combat an active shooter in the classroom.

Her worst-case scenario suggestion went viral on TikTok with 2.1 million views, as other users discussed the dire state of American schools.

Carly Zacharias, a Spanish teacher in the Berkley School District, shared the video on Jan. 3, made with the help of her students.

“Hey teachers! So if you’re like me, you’ve probably been thinking a lot about your school safety lately,” she began. “I just had an idea… feel free to steal it.”

When she enters her classroom, she points to the opposite wall of windows.

“I have those big windows along my back wall. My kids know Plan A is always to get out that middle window and run across the street,” she explained.

“But of course Plan B is barricading the door and fighting, you all know that,” she says, referring to her colleagues in academia.

She points out that her classroom’s wooden door, which can be locked, also has a large glass pane through which an intruder can easily break through.

“So I thought, what can I just give each student something to prepare for?”

Enter: the hockey puck. Zacharias holds the puck to her camera as she describes why they are the perfect kid-friendly deterrent. “It can really hurt you, especially 30,” she said, referring to what would happen if 30 regulated pucks per 6-ounce of solid rubber were hurled at the shooter at a time.

She has already implemented the protocol in her class. Finding that the new desk accessory was disruptive to some students, she also recommended sticking the puck to the bottom of their desks, “so kids can use them when they need them.”

“Obviously it’s a deterrent, but it definitely makes us feel a little bit better,” she concluded.

The clever, but deeply discouraging hack in the classroom was met with lamentation especially by those who commented on the clip.

“America is a third world country with a gucci belt,” wrote one critic with whom nearly 64,000 others agreed.

“The way you said ‘you all know what it’s like’ scares me,” said another. “In Europe, I’ve never had to have a way to defend myself at school.”

And more than 52,000 endorsed one comment that points to other injustices in public education: “Teachers spend their own money so students can throw something at gunmen. everything is fine.” It is indeed true that many teachers have been forced to use their personal finances for classroom supplies, but until recently have never had defensive weapons on their shopping list.

Active target practice is now a standard facet of public education for more than 95% of American schools, though some have criticized the measure as unnecessarily traumatizing to children. Some schools have even used blanks or bullets to prepare children for an attack.

In 2020, anti-arms group Everytown Formed in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut noted a 42% increase in feelings of anxiety and stress, and 39% in depression, among those who had recently practiced an exercise at their school.

Surprisingly, I’ve seen more kids in my office after lockdown and target practice than at a Columbine or Parkland shooting, New York City child psychologist Joy Levinson said in a 2018 interview with The Post.

She added: “The focus should be on how adults can prevent a gunman from entering the building.”


Sources: New York Post: https://nypost.com/2022/01/24/teachers-active-shooter-hack-sparks-debate-on-tiktok/

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