State of the Discussion

The posts in play...

If Conservatives Want to be Heard, Stop Whining About Unfair
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When Schools Get Political, What Should Teachers Do?
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Amazon Key: Next Big Thing or Bridge Too Far?
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The New Girl
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Tech Tuesday 4/24/18 – Post-Phoenix Edition
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The comments...

Maribou
+ @aaron-david I don't know how to say this without being inflammatory, but from my perspective - the (far, kooky, violent) right doesn't need to riot [. . .]
Kazzy
+ Agreed. This comes up often in classrooms for all sorts of reasons and my rule is always, “We call you what you like to be [. . .]
greginak
+ Do the Bundy's count? How about the Tea Party protests at townhalls where they brought guns and shouted down speakers? If Antifa counts as bad [. . .]
Maribou
+ @kazzy And if a bunch of kids then made a super-big point about calling him CHarrrrrrrrrrrles over and over, against what he'd asked -- [. . .]
Aaron David
+ The right was rioting? I don't remember anything in last 47 years. I do remember Bernie Bros. overturning cars, the facists of Antifa smashing windows [. . .]
Oscar Gordon

Flip it on it's head. What happens if the teacher thinks transgender kids are abominations and the administration is at best apathetic about it?

Maribou

@aaron-david Yeah, were I a driver I'd be a lot more stressed about this.

Kazzy

If Charles asks to be called Chuck, do we do so? Of course.

Maribou
+ @dragonfrog There are also problems with having night drop-off slots such that many libraries have shifted to having exterior boxes, more like mailboxes... arson, explosives, [. . .]
dragonfrog
+ Libraries have this figured out - they have night drop-off slots. I suppose the problem is one can order anything from a USB key to a [. . .]
Maribou
+ "but forcing kids to call Rachel Thomas isn’t political." FTR, and really as a total aside from the larger conversation, where you make a lot of [. . .]
Maribou
+ @michele-kerr Been thinking about this for a couple days and I'm pretty sure the reason why I don't find it troubling in any kind of [. . .]
Kazzy

Wudup, homes! Welcome aboard.

Kolohe
+ Aero2 - are they having trouble finding people who will pay for upgrades? (Either through cash or loyalty?) I've only been on a few long [. . .]
Kazzy
+ I’m a teacher. I’ve never considered not helping a child because of their privilege, known or assumed. But how can I help a struggling child if [. . .]
+ I'm going to put a bunch of responses at the end, because chained responses get crazy after a while. " One of my take-aways from this [. . .]
Aaron David
+ Well, I have had packages stolen off of my step, but that was more an instance of living in a S*** Hole than anything else, [. . .]
Maribou
+ Having had my cars windows' smashed in once, I would rather risk a few packages to fate, than risk having desirable stuff like amazon boxes [. . .]
Saul Degraw
+ I don't mind this one. It isn't a product I would use. Here are the stories I imagine happening because of this tech: 1. There are [. . .]
Maribou, Moderator
+ @zot It's also seeming quite possible at this point that you are Kimmi. Fair warning, if I determine you are Kimmi, you'll be in breach of [. . .]
+ Frankly I'm better with delivery people with my car than around my home. Having worked at a ops supervisor at a transportation company I assure [. . .]
Oscar Gordon
+ This. Also, how is this a reach into a persons life for Amazon? Unless granting them access gives them your vehicles operating history (so they [. . .]
Kazzy

Agreed. Respond to act, not actor. Assume positive intent. Educate... no blame or shame.

Oscar Gordon

Just so many of them...

On an unrelated note, love the bowler!

Oscar Gordon

Privilege is simply advantages based upon the identity society assigns to a person.

FTFY

Chip Daniels

After thoughtful consideration, I am now in agreement that there is in fact, Someone Wrong On The Internet.

pillsy
+ I'm far from convinced that "everyone else" (aside from participants in this conversation) is using the word "privilege" as a weapon to win arguments, which [. . .]

*whispers* that is why they invited it as a way of explaining the state, accompanied with a "by God" between the West and the Virgnina...

Em Carpenter

This is true, I was trying to keep anyone who tried it from inadvertently flipping someone off.

Em Carpenter
+ Executive branch. Yes indeed, it is educational, and not always in positive ways. It is disheartening to confirm firsthand the cliche that hard work and competence [. . .]
A Teacher

pillsy: I’m far from convinced that “everyone else” uses the term that way.

What way is who using what?

I'm honestly, at this point, lost....

+ I now work in state government, where I spend my days offering meticulous legal analysis to bureaucrats who disregard anything that does not support their [. . .]
pillsy

I'm far from convinced that "everyone else" uses the term that way.

+ I don't have need of it now, but I definitely could have in years past. I remember worrying all day if the package I ordered [. . .]
+ One thing, and this isn't just privilege it can apply to many things, is we all talk about finding common ground, ect. but often that [. . .]
A Teacher
+ Jaybird: But there is a point at which where when everybody else uses a term one way and you’re the person using it differently, you’re [. . .]

You can also do it with ease right handed. Just saying.

Em Carpenter

Take your pick!

+ I now work in state government, where I spend my days offering meticulous legal analysis to bureaucrats who disregard anything that does not support their [. . .]
Em Carpenter
+ "...another tech-based reach in to our lives..." and like the other such reaches that have caused so much outrage lately, one that will only happen [. . .]
Em Carpenter

Thank you all for the warm welcome! I'm very glad to be here. Some great, thoughtful, nuanced discussions happen here and I revel in it!

Em Carpenter

Thank you! Glad to be here.

Em Carpenter
+ Thank you! Yes, it is beautiful here. I love my mountains. I'm from the northern part. Take your left hand, palm facing away from you. Stick your [. . .]
+ But there is a point at which where when everybody else uses a term one way and you’re the person using it differently, you’re [. . .]
Kazzy
+ "I think its a worthy conversation and important topic, but in daily application I personally try to the best of my ability to still take [. . .]
Zot

Upset the applecart! Again!
Amazon's been dealing with problems about packages being stolen in cities. Now it's the auto insurance company's problem?

 
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