One of the teachers at my school is known for shooting students with a Nerf gun, whether for talking in class, personal entertainment, etc. Is this appropriate?
I thought guns were taboo in schools, even if it were a play gun, or a nerf gun. Well, follow the example of the teachers, I guess. :-)
My English teacher had a spray bottle for the same use.
For the people who said no- wash the sand out of your vagina and grow a pair. If that's an effective way of learning and keeping students entertained then there should be no restrictions
When you pay someone they don't just work for you they are a reflection of you.If this is an effective tool,then this teacher is defective & lacks skills that would meet my standards of what we call educating.You get what you pay for though.
I would probably hit back , just sayin.
My history teacher throws expo markers at people..
Funny, but not appropriate. Id laugh but know deeply thats not how a teacher should act. As a student myself, idc if u may think im taking it seriously. My fav chill teacher got fired for having similar behavior
As long as he's spreading it around and not targeting certain children. I would have enjoyed a teacher like that.
No... but that sounds hilarious!
This teacher would quickly become my favorite. They sound pretty cool.
I had a teacher in 4th grade that would slam a yardstick against desks. A nerf good would have been less scary.
Honestly sounds kind of funny, though it probably isn't. I mean the shooting students with a Nerf gun thing.
I can picture it. Ha ha, I can't stop laughing.
My history and social problems teacher used to kick and shake desks of students if they fell asleep or talked in class.
I could picture him doing the Nerf gun thing too. He used to call all the students Skippy.
A nurf gun? The way some of these out of control kids act you might wonder why people aren't considering tazers.
As an attention getter, I like it. But if he's doing it for personal entertainment...No
It might be "cool" and "awsome" but sometimes it's not appropriate if they are at work and trying to be professional. Because acting silly, or even if they are serious about it, it's still not the professional thing todo.
I like it. I wish my boss would shoot me with a Nerf gun when I screwed up.
Holy crap that's awesome
My bio teacher would throw chalk and erasers at me if I started snoring in my sleep.
That was not nessary I think teachers that do that should re assess the way they run class, if it was to hurt a child they could get fired/ in trouble. Also it's just not nice, even if the student is being rude by sleeping.
I always thought it was in good jest. It was pretty gentle. He didn't have trouble with me sleeping, because I already knew all the material, but if I started snoring, it was disruptive.
I understand, but instead of throwing something . He could of tapped on you especially if you knew/were a good student .
Nerf no, 9mm yes
a nerf gun isn't appropriate but a 9mm is?
You can be a real jerk
What? How is that being a jerk?
He means, lighten up Francis.
Yeah, if a teacher was shooting students with a 9mm. That would be bad
I had a teacher that would smack you with a newspaper if you wer screwing around (not too hard). He was one of the funniest and best teachers I ever had in high school
I like it. Makes class fun.
Sure , why not ?
Call 911 immediately!
Surprised the zero-tolerance nutbags haven't disarmed him and locked him up! Disgraceful!!
*shrug* It's not professional but I see no harm as long as it's not a distraction and doesn't hurt anyone. (Physically but also respecting a student's wish to not be targeted.)
Ha ha! You had me, until I got to 'nerf gun'. What, I thought?
Still, very unprofessional!
School can't be fun?
Sure, if should be fun. But, somehow, this behavior seems out of line to me.
If students can connect with their teachers they'll learn better no doubt. Students learn better when it's enjoyable, at least that's the case as far as I've seen in my high school experience.
Haha! I would love that!
Just training for the next Newtown.
its better then tennis balls that is what my bio teacher used to throw at kids
In my day, I had teachers who threw blackboard erasers at kids. Kids deserved it and parents backed the teacher. We didn't have large discipline problems then.
Yes, absolutely. Gets their attention. Sounds like a teacher that connects with his/her students. Had a teacher like this once. Everyone loved him. We always tried our best.
It keeps them active
My history teacher lobbed stapples at me one day when I fell asleep. Nerf should be standard issue.
No,not when we expect teachers to be professionals. I think it's easy to fall into an easy going routine when your with the same group of kids day in and day out,but speaking from a pos of authority as a
parent - my kids, at least, would never take the teacher seriously.
Works well in college, though.
As a student, I find that I take those teachers much more seriously
College, completely see it. HS not so much in a general rule way.
Sounds amusing to me.
Not a bad idea if the students can shoot back.
All things being equal, I'd rather have a teacher do this than call my parents like sone of my teachers did.
If it keeps your attention! Creative ADD approach. Lol
Appropriate, no, but sounds like fun to me and probably keeps the students' attention.
I had an 8th grade math teacher do things like this, it kept us entertained and paying attention. He would also throw candy at us from across the room when we got problems right. No issue for me, I love out of the box ides.
My AP Stats teacher used to take out a yardstick and bang it on my desk(I sat in the front) to get everyone's attention.
That's effective teaching methods 101 for you.
No one fucked around in that class.
Well that's not entirely true. After we took our AP test, we were allowed to do whatever we wanted to fill the time. There were a few kids in the back playing Pok?mon on their DS's and the rest of us talked or played card games.
It's a nerf gun. No biggie. I had a science teacher/coach that had a dummy with all the organs in it, made of foam and each removable. Talking in his class and you might get hit with a heart or stomach or lung.
I'm sure it's all in fun and probably harmless, but I'd say its inappropriate. Seems best to avoid those "gray areas" when it comes to potentially inappropriate classroom behavior.
Yes, sounds great. Better than chunking a dusty eraser at you like most teachers used to do, or snapping you with a big rubber band. I think it's a great use of a Nerf gun.
lmao. Ain't that the truth! And when we cried about getting hit with the eraser, the response was, "What did you do wrong?". Thanks mom!
No. It sounds like a fun and engaging way to lightly enforce her rules.
I asked if this was appropriate not inappropriate
Ah. I got hasty going through the polls. My mistake, I meant "yes."
My wife doesn't have a nerf gun, but she often uses fun methods to get the kids to remember and follow "classroom rules."