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Old 12-08-2020, 08:50 AM
 
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Has anyone tried the idea of putting a sticker on their face every time a new student actively participates in a virtual class?

Looks like fun!


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Old 12-08-2020, 01:50 PM
 
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All that crazy stuff is trending with some teachers in my district.

Putting gum in their mouth, taking bites of lemons and limes, dipping their face in flour...

I don't know how I feel about it. A little conflicted, I guess.

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Old 12-08-2020, 03:15 PM
 
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We put on a lot of dog and pony shows as teachers. And, yet, if this becomes the expectation it seems a little disrespectful or even degrading. I would use a class mascot instead.
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SongofJoy, you said it perfectly. The day I ever do this is the day I will leave teaching. I cannot even express how awful I think this is. It's basically getting kids to participate by teaching them it's ok to humiliate you.

A large portion of students are going to participate because they are laughing at the teacher, not because they are learning the value of participating. Tomorrow or next week when you stop humiliating yourself, they will stop participating.

This is the opposite of teaching students to be respectful (or to value education). It is teaching them to be manipulative and coercive and to lack empathy.
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I hope nobody actually does this. It sounds degrading. You can encourage participation online the same way you do in the classroom -- work toward a whole class reward, for example. I don't see why making the teacher do stupid stuff is necessary.


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Old 12-12-2020, 06:57 PM
 
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What do the kids get out of this? They will remember their teacher putting stickers all over their face, but will they remember the history of the Alamo? Or whatever content is being taught?
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This has made the rounds in my district as well, and our district newsletter even included a post celebrating a teacher doing this . I'm not going to blame teachers for doing everything they can to get kids to engage, but this is not something I would ever do. And I don't like the idea that teachers feel like they have to do something embarrassing to get kids to participate in their class.
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