I don’t how this happens…and thankfully, I have not seen it happen with my children’s schoolwork. It seems to be a rare occcurrance, but not rare enough, as it hits the news when it happens.
Another teacher, this time in Virginia decided to give the Middle School kids she was teaching a worksheet that she downloaded from iSLCollective. Now, the parents are up in arms.
So what happened?
The worksheet the kids were given was supposed to be “useful” and “fun” and contained information on “lesser known family members”, according to the website. Seems pretty safe, right? I don’t know about you, but I would think Second Cousins, Great Grandparents, Step-Grandparents, etc.
Kind of…but, no…we don’t go that direction on extended families. This one went WAY to the other direction.
This one had questions like…well, take a look for yourself, specifically the last 4 questions.
As you might expect, this teacher didn’t get the sheet approved by the school or the school district and they are disavowing any knowledge of this situation.
“We were made aware last evening of the Facebook coverage of the assignment given to students in the Family and Consumer Sciences program at our middle school. We immediately began to investigate. Upon further review, we have determined that a teacher downloaded this worksheet from the Internet. This content was not a part of the current and approved curriculum for this course nor was it in any way an appropriate learning tool for middle school aged children. This assignment was also not included or referenced in the teacher’s weekly lesson plans that are reviewed and approved in advance of instruction.”
As for what happens next…we may never know, as it is a personnel issue. But there is one thing that is for sure. Everyone will be proofreading anything they kids for a little while. Had that been done here, well, obvious results would have followed, as in, life would be normal and this wouldn’t be in the news.