Inspiration of The Day: Special Ed Teacher Starts Every Day by Complimenting Each Student
Via: ABC News
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Florida special ed teacher Chris Ulmer starts every class day in a very unique way.

Before any work starts, Ulmer calls each child up to the front of the classroom and compliments them.

"I love having you in my class. I think you're very funny. You're a great soccer player. Everyone in here loves you," he says at the start of a video posted on Facebook, which has gotten over 20 million views.

Ulmer runs a Facebook page for his class (with parent's permission) and has been trying to get a book published about his students.

From ABC:

Ulmer's Facebook page, Special Books by Special Kids, was created because he has been trying, unsuccessfully, to get a book published about the kids. "I have 50 rejection letters on my fridge to keep me motivated," he said. The book focuses on the story of each of the kids in his classroom and is collaboratively told by the child, his or her parents, and from Ulmer's perspective as their teacher.

He's had the same kids in his class for three years and said that they've "evolved as a family. We have an understanding that comes with time that you don't naturally have."

Great job, Chris. Keep it up!

Single mom had to bring her child to class and the professor held him
Via: WishTV
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This teacher has some definitely class.


When a single mom in Nashville had to bring her child to class, he didn't care. When the small boy wanted to be held by him, the professor was chill AF.

It's kind of great.

Local news channel WishTV has the story:

Amanda Osbon studies at DeVry University, located in south Nashville, and didn't have a choice but to take her son to class on Monday.

She told WKRN-TV her son, who is almost 2 years old, got up during class and wanted to be held by the professor.

Professor Joel Bunkowske, who Osbon says "was amazing, patient and kind," didn't skip a beat.

He picked up little Xzavier and continued to teach his class.

"Most of us in the class are parents, so everyone was very understanding that he was there," Osbon wrote..

She admitted it was embarrassing at first until Professor Bunkowske noted that everyone struggles, and that's OK.

He certainly beats yesterday's teacher who called a four-year-old evil for writing with his left hand.

So, well done.

Drunk email can't stop a teacher from giving a great response.
Via: Antsped
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Kids, just don't drink and email. It's as simple as that.

You would surely not be lucky as lucky as Patrick Davidson here. He went out for a night and had more than a few drinks it seemed. Then, he decided the best thing to do was to acknowledge how hungover he would be to his teacher and ask for an extension on a paper.

Antsped shared the (hopefully real) email on Imgur. It is beautiful.

Where it really gets good is Mr. Martin's response, which is thoughtful, funny and kind enough to actually grant poor Mr. Davidson that extension he so deserves.

Now, even though everything looks like it worked out for the best, students should really take heed and not email their teachers while drunk.

Or, actually, you know what? Yeah, go ahead and do it! We'll have more gems like this in our life and most will surely not end half as well.

Good yard, everyone.

Via: AT7
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You could describe this as one epic fail.

Irwin Horwitz couldn’t deal with the rude, incompetent students in his Strategic Management class anymore, so he gave them all an “F” and got the F out of there.

“I finally reached a breaking point,” the Texas A&M professor told KPRC News. “It became apparent that they couldn’t do some of the most simple and basic things they should have been able to do.”

He sent a nasty email to all of the students, informing them of his decision and calling them out for cheating, making fun of him and just having a general disrespect for the class.

He claims one of them even called him a “f-cking moron” to his face.

Part of the message via Inside Higher Ed:

None of you, in my opinion, given the behavior in this class, deserve to pass, or graduate to become an Aggie, as you do not in any way embody the honor that the university holds graduates should have within their personal character. It is thus for these reasons why I am officially walking away from this course. I am frankly and completely disgusted. You all lack the honor and maturity to live up to the standards that Texas A&M holds, and the competence and/or desire to do the quality work necessary to pass the course just on a grade level…. I will no longer be teaching the course, and all are being awarded a failing grade.

While many of the allegations are being investigated, the school said that their grades will be re-evaluated.

“No student who passes the class academically will be failed. That is the only right thing to do,” a spokesperson told Inside Higher Ed.

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Maybe the administration at this school should take some geography lessons of their own, and a chill pill.

A Kentucky teacher (also a registered nurse), who visited Kenya recently, has resigned from her job after parents at the school raised concerns about Ebola.

The school asked her to take a 21-day leave and produce a doctor's note before returning to work, but she walked out the door instead.

British chemist Anthony England, who has spent a great deal of time in Africa, created and tweeted the above map to highlight the areas in Africa where the Ebola outbreak exists and why our fears are unsubstantiated.

"Ignorance & misinformation is a big problem with Ebola. So a clueless Kentucky school causing the resignation of a teacher because she spent time in Kenya is just idiocy," England said.

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