Do Schools Kill Creativity – Ted

I heard a great story recently — I love telling it — of a little girl who was in a drawing lesson. She was six, and she was at the back, drawing, and the teacher said this girl hardly ever paid attention, and in this drawing lesson, she did. The teacher was fascinated. She went over to her, and she said, “What are you drawing?” And the girl said, “I’m drawing a picture of God.” And the teacher said, “But nobody knows what God looks like.” And the girl said, “They will, in a minute.”

You don’t think of Shakespeare having a father, do you? Do you? Because you don’t think of Shakespeare being a child, do you? Shakespeare being seven? I never thought of it. I mean, he was seven at some point. He was in somebody’s English class, wasn’t he?

We must allow creativity back in the classroom so it can get into the workplace…

 

Source: Do Schools Kill Creativity – Ted

Department of Social Services Food and Nutrition Update – Hurrican Matthews Deadline

 

Oct 17, 2016

Food and Nutrition Services beneficiaries in eastern North Carolina who lost food because of Hurricane Matthew now have an additional 10 days to request replacement benefits.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the period for Food and Nutrition Services recipients to request replacement benefits to Oct. 28 if they experienced food losses that can be attributed to the hurricane.

Food and Nutrition Services beneficiaries experiencing food loss should report the loss to their County Department of Social Services to determine if they qualify for replacement benefits by Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. Beneficiaries unable to contact their County Department of Social Services may call the Electronic Benefits Call Center at 1-866-719-0141 to report food loss.

For more information, call 2-1-1 or go to the United Way’s N.C. 2-1-1 site at http://www.unitedwaync.org/nc211

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The Division of Social Services provides guidance and technical assistance to agencies that provide direct services to address issues of poverty, family violence and exploitation. The Division promotes self-reliance and self-sufficiency and works to prevent abuse, neglect, dependency and exploitation of vulnerable individuals, children and their families.

Teacher Of The Year Winners Are Crossing A Line To Denounce Trump (VIDEO)

These teachers have banded together to release an open letter to Donald Trump. They have denounced his hateful rhetoric and declared why he would make a horrible president.

Source: Teacher Of The Year Winners Are Crossing A Line To Denounce Trump (VIDEO)

Meanwhile – Three social studies teachers at a D.C. public charter school were fired for teaching black history lessons beyond what’s in the curriculum, students’ parents told News4.

Source: Parents: Howard Middle School Teachers Fired for Teaching Black History

Back in 2012 -When Tamar Sukhiashvili, a teacher from the village Kakabeti, was told she was fired, it came as a surprise. The previous day, the school’s director had complimented her on her qualified work.

The reason for her firing turned out to be that she held views supportive of the opposition.

Source: Teachers in Georgia Fired For Political Beliefs

Substitutes feel the wrath too:  A substitute teacher in Michigan said she was fired Friday because she said the word “vagina” when discussing historical interpretations of art.

Source: Substitute teacher fired for saying a word officials called inappropriate

Lastly, a Substitute transferred to another state work because the school failed to alert the Substitute that  students were allowed to carry needles on their person for diabetes in Charlotte, NC.

Source:  Unknown

Student Rules of Conduct – CMS Parent – Student Handbook 2015 – 2016 #Charlotte, NC Governing Medication –

  1. Rule 3 MEDICATION (Responsibility/Honesty) UB: Inappropriate Item on School Property: All medication will be provided to the school nurse and properly stored. Without proper medical authorization, students shall not transport prescription or non-prescription medication to or from school or have medication in their possession at any time without meeting conditions prescribed by the Board of Education. Students are not permitted to sell or distribute non-prescription medication. Distribution and/or consumption of such unauthorized medication may be a violation of Rule 28.