Knox News - A Roane County kindergarten teacher who reportedly told students to encircle a classmate, call him a pig and make pig noises because the boy is messy, received a one-day unpaid suspension and had a letter of reprimand placed in her file. The incident involved Debbie Hayes, an educator at Bowers Elementary School who has taught kindergarten in Roane County for 38 years. Dr. Toni H. McGriff, director of Roane County Schools, called the March 16 incident “simply unbelievable.” In her reprimand letter, McGriff told Hayes she was “appalled with the actions in this situation.” “It’s a black eye on the profession,” McGriff said Monday. “It’s a black eye on our schools.” Another educator walked into Hayes’ classroom March 16 and saw kindergartners encircling their crying classmate. “The students in the circle were ‘oinking’ and making pig sounds at the little boy,” the reprimand states. The educator who witnessed the incident told Principal Candace Lett that afternoon. Hayes and Lett met the next day in McGriff’s office to discuss the episode. During that meeting, Hayes said she was “tired of the student’s messiness,” according to the reprimand.
Teach by the most effective method. In this case it is ridicule. Anyone who says this is bad teaching just smell this kid every day til he is old and back in diapers. He will be the best smelling dude around. Guess who will never be the smelly kid in class again. The worst this kid will smell is better than the best any one else will ever smell, ever. Guess who is gonna start taking more showers and is gonna buy some deodorant and cologne. The teacher should do this with every kid in her class. Pick one major flaw they each have and let the kids take turns in the middle as everyone makes fun of them. Watch the fat chick get anorexia and become hot. Watch the kid who picks his nose never go digging for gold again. Make fun of whoever the kid with the lowest grade and watch him become valedictorian.