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Posted on March 10, 2015 7:04 pm
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Candace
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Our school has a policy against watching netflix or youtube videos yet the teacher next door to me is always showing her students them. They are sometimes related to content standard but sometimes it is just to keep the students busy. We are just on the same grade level and are both first year teachers. What should I do? Say something to her that we have all heard several times or tell my team leader?
 
     
     
 
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Posted March 10, 2015 10:20 pm

VadeQa
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I do believe that you should go directly to the teacher to speak to her about this. I can't tell if you personally have witnessed her using them or if it's through the students that you've heard, though. If you have already spoken to her about it once, then I would mention it to an Assistant Principal. Maybe the other new teacher is struggling in her first year and is using them as a coping mechanism on days that she is having a hard time. They (administration) could offer her some help if that's the case.
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Solution 2
Posted March 11, 2015 1:25 am

SyRaNy
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I would not say anything because I feel you are both competent professionals and are more than aware that there are always consequences for not following directions/rules. I would leave this discovery up to your administrators.Plus, since you both are on the same grade level team, it would only cause problems if she or he found out you reported them.
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Solution 3
Posted February 22, 2016 7:58 pm

ypuqum
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I would just causally mention to her that you over heard some of the students talking about the use of YouTube in her classroom and that since this is against the school policy, you would hate for her to get in trouble. Maybe just the fact that she knows another teacher knows and that the students could be spreading this information along to other teachers may be enough for her to refrain from using these media sources.
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Solution 4
Posted March 11, 2015 11:42 pm

aNuLyB
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I think that you should let the team leader know about this so she can address it as a whole group reminder in a meeting. If it continues, then I would let administration know. Students should not just be kept "busy" because the teacher does not want to do her job.
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Solution 5
Posted October 15, 2015 11:11 pm

Morgan Zwissler
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I would definitely say something directly to the teacher. I'd offer ideas and resources to use as an alternative to the restricted sites. After speaking to the teacher and reminding him/her about the policy, I'd keep to myself and hope changes are made. Since it really has nothing to do with me, I wouldn't speak to any other teachers about it.
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Solution 6
Posted March 7, 2016 1:24 am

yLeBun
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If the school has a policy it is there for a reason. Not only to protect the students but also the school and teachers. Go directly to the team lead with this issue.
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Solution 7
Posted March 15, 2015 6:15 pm

XyGady
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I think it would be best for you to inform the teacher of the school's and district's policy in hopes that they will stop their usage of the banned website.
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Solution 8
Posted October 18, 2015 4:47 pm

PyNaTy
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I would first talk with the teacher to see if they were having any problems with teaching and remind them of the district policy on restricted web sites. If they continue to violate the policies, then you inform the team leader so they can address the issue.
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Solution 9
Posted March 23, 2017 10:48 pm

ysuVaT
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This is an important issue because the District has banned sites that we love. YouTube has excellent educational videos as well as good discussion topics, and eye catching images to grab the students attention. However if these videos are banned, I would suggest alternatives. We are all guilty of trying to find ways to keep our students engaged. Teachertube has videos and this site is not banned. Also I would introduce the teacher to United streaming, which has excellent videos as well. As for the students, I would offer my assistance to the first year teacher on ways to incorporate videos into a lesson using guided notes and stop answer and discuss techniques.
Finally, I would tell her that there is a proper channel to go through if she/he wants to use a video from a restricted site.
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