I had to stay late after school today to attend an Ethics Seminar. Now, being educators, we have to adhere to certain rules about revealing/not revealing student information, and we are obligated BY LAW to report suspected abuse. These were things I already knew. Imagine our surprise when the presenters started putting up Power Point slides of things that have actually happened (either in our state or our district) as a "What NOT to Do" sort of lesson.
Apparently, it is unethical to:
*...have a Blood Alcohol Level of .314 while at work.
*...say you are doing a jewelry fundraiser for the school, but keep the money for yourself.
*...invite students to disrobe at the hotel pool while on a school trip.
*...quit in the middle of the day, leaving your keys and resignation letter taped to your classroom door.
*...refuse to come to work because you are in jail.
*... call a student and her mother derogatory names.
*...buy cocktails for students at the neighborhood bar-n-grill, even if it is after-hours.
Now, who in their right mind could have EVER thought any of this was a good idea? People, get a grip on reality!