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    This may come across rude but that's not my intention (disclaimer)
    I thought that the reason teachers got extra paid annual leave every year compared to the normal 4 weeks was because it is recognised that they do work after hours with reports, marking etc. correct me if I'm wrong that's just what I always thought.

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    Meh. It's one day. For a couple of hours.

    If it was all the time then I would be questioning it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozeymumof5 View Post
    My yr 7dd watched Red Dog last yr for a lesson but they actually did a whole term on that book so that sort of thing I approve but not random movies to entertain the kids for no educational reason.
    Yes watching a movie that's related to a unit of learning should be okay but not because teachers need to work on their reports.

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    I don't have a problem with it although would think it would be a much more efficient use of "learning time" if they got the kids to write a report or draw a picture of something about the movie. That way, it isn't a complete waste. They are thinking and analysing what they have seen. And, the teacher can still get a bit of report writing done. Win Win!
    I still don't approve of it, she watched SpongeBob and writing a report on that is ridiculous. Okay contacting the Principal now to ask for an explanation.....what an attitude to learning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    Meh. It's one day. For a couple of hours.

    If it was all the time then I would be questioning it.
    Well why do it in the first place? You do it for a day, and it starts off this way and gets to a point where it'll become routine. Even for a couple of hours is not fine, what am I sending her to school for?

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    Not gonna be popular but I think it is a joke.

    In what other profession could you shirk your primary duties because you were behind with other work??

    Imagine if you were in hospital and your nurse said, "I'm just gonna pop on a movie to keep you quiet instead of doing your obs cos I'm behind on my patient notes" or if you went to see your speechie and she let your kid play Angry Birds while she caught up on paperwork??

    Let's not forget that most (all?) teachers now get DOTT time as well for 'duties other than teaching'.

    So reports take a long time to write? Big deal. As pp said I think the annual leave more than adequately makes up for it.

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    I don't think they should do it to mark reports but as I said earlier - sometimes these kids are so over worked and I feel for them. Particularly by the time term 4 comes around and they are doing lots of assessment.

    And yep the old 'holidays' chestnut. I'm yet to meet another person who spends their days in at work on their holidays like I have to. Or planning/prepping/marking in their holidays. It's not a competition but I just smile and know that I know better than those who whip out the 'holidays' card. For the record I'm actually on leave after surgery and I'm still writing my reports as we speak.

    Some people are very understanding though. But that's not what this thread is about.

    OP - I'd be disappointed about two movies in a row. Perhaps chat to the teacher about it??
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    Quote Originally Posted by loveshack View Post
    Well why do it in the first place? You do it for a day, and it starts off this way and gets to a point where it'll become routine. Even for a couple of hours is not fine, what am I sending her to school for?
    How do you know it will turn into routine? Sure if it happened all the time, that would be a different story. But you said yourself, this has happened once.

    It is coming up to the end of the year, I can see the kids are feeling burnt out, tired and generally over it. So I have absolutely no problem with kids watching a movie a school - no matter what the reason. Kids deserve some down time and fun too. Especially at the end of year.

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    Not OK imo...and i am training to be a teacher.

    The class teacher gets time when the kids off at other activities (PE, Music, Art) and also they have curriculum days for report writing (pupil free days). I would understand putting a movie on for wet day timetable...or a movie that they could relate to their unit of work and then do some activities on it (even a colouring sheet/puzzle sheet for younger years)...but not 2 movies back to back!

    I would also lose my nut over them watching Spongebob...I loathe it...they are rude and mean to each other and it is not suitable school viewing!!

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    How do you know it was for writing reports?

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    Quote Originally Posted by loveshack View Post
    I still don't approve of it, she watched SpongeBob and writing a report on that is ridiculous. Okay contacting the Principal now to ask for an explanation.....what an attitude to learning!
    My initial reaction was "Spongebob"? Can that be seen in an educational way? It probably can actually. You can usually turn every tv episode or movie into an educational learning experience. Atm, DS is learing about composition writing- this could be applied to most movies/episodes. When we were in school, I know "The Simpsons" used to be viewed quite regulary in the lower English classes- they would analyse the messages within the story. Point is, most media forms can be turned into a learing experience in some form or other. I'm not sure if the teacher did in this case, but the opportunity was there.


 

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