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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Teachers "gotta touch his freakin' heart"

"If you would just get up and teach us instead of handing 'em a packet, yo. There's kids in here that don't learn like that. … They need to learn face-to-face," Duncanville High School student Jeff Bliss said on the YouTube video recorded by a classmate. "You want kids to come to class? You want them to get excited? You gotta come in here, you gotta make 'em excited. To change him and make him better, you gotta touch his freakin' heart. You can't expect a kid to change if all you do is just tell him."


Jim Mitchell / Dallas Morning News:
Jeff Bliss’ video rant speaks uncomfortable truths about teachers and students --
The most interesting story in today’s paper is Duncanville (Texas) student Jeff Bliss’ impromptu criticism of his high school teacher. The rant/criticism, which has gone viral, speaks some uncomfortable truths about teachers and students. Let’s start with teachers. Bliss said the teacher didn’t teach. If we’re all honest about this, we know teachers like these exist. In grade school, in high school in college...