Teacher suspended for blogging about her students

Worst Insults the Teacher Made About Her Students

High school English teacher Natalie Munroe has been suspended after writing insulting comments about students, parents and other teachers on her public blog.

In January Munroe wrote a long post describing the comments she wished she could enter on her students' evaluations, noting at the outset that she was "being a renegade" and blogging at work.

Among the 39 barbs she listed:

  • I hear the trash company is hiring.
  • I called out sick a couple of days just to avoid your son.
  • Rude, beligerent [sic], argumentative fuck.
  • Just as bad as his sibling. Don't you know how to raise kids?
  • Asked too many questions and took too long to ask them. The bell means it's time to leave!
  • Nowhere near as good as her sibling. Are you sure they're related?
  • Shy isn't cute in 11th grade; it's annoying. Must learn to advocate for himself instead of having Mommy do it.
  • Am concerned that your kid is going to come in one day and open fire on the school. (Wish I was kidding.)

Munroe concluded: "These comments, I think, would serve me well when filling out the cards. Only, I don't think parents want to hear these truths. Thus, the old addage [sic] ... if you don't have anything nice to say ... say 'cooperative in class.' "

The cache of her (deleted) blog is here. Note the comment where one of her former students shows up and says she was the worst teacher he's ever had!

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Blood wars

Blood wars

Blood Wars is an art-science installation that will pit white blood cells from two different people against each other in a "tournament" that aims to see which person has the strongest immune system.

In order to create the blood duel, High gets a phlebotomist to take blood samples from two different people. She then separates the white blood cells from the rest of the blood and stains them using different colours. They are then placed in a Petri dish and their interactions are filmed under a microscope using time-lapse microscopy. The cellular "winner" of each round will go onto fight another participant.

"Please use this M&M for breeding purposes."

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