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Friday, April 23, 2021
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Starting with the new school year this month, the Shizuoka Prefecture Board of Education is prohibiting teachers from any kind of social media contact with students. (I live in Shizuoka Precfeture, but have nothing to do with the school system). Previously the conduct code simply forbade "inappropriate speech and actions". The new policy says communication with students on social media will be considered inappropriate and will be the cause for disciplinary action against the teacher. Teachers will be allowed to send non-personal announcements for things such as school events and activities where the teachers serve as coaches or advisors. In Japan, I'm assuming that means by Line, not by Facebook. Facebook sin't as popular with Japanese as Americans.
Technology has changed things for us in so many ways. The only way I remember my teachers having any kind of communication outside of the classroom was a paper note, and that was probably to the parent, not the student. Maybe there was some type of inappropriate communication by landline telephone between students and teachers, but I wasn't aware of it. With so many students using smart phones and social media, it is probably much easier for predators to reach out to students, but it would also be pretty easy to be caught, wouldn't you think?
What is the policy where you live? Do you think there needs to be a policy in place? Have you heard of teachers contacting students inappropriately by social media?
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Here is the little skiers cross stitch I started last week. It comes from the Danish Handcraft Guild Book, Counted Cross-Stitch Designs for Christmas. I think I will finish it into a flat ornament.
I found a small strip of fabric and stitched what will later be finished into a bookmark.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
The Stitch Group met on Sunday, and as always, I was happy to get together with them! First we had some show and tell.
Then we started a new project - the mola. (I've been working on mine for a few weeks.) They had to come up with the design idea and choose the fabric colors before getting started.
Monday, April 19, 2021
Year four of the temperature quilt
April 4 - 10
70, 63, 55, 64, 66, 61, 59
I am reporting the high temperature each day. My Year Four temperature/color (Fahrenheit) scheme remains the same:
100 + Brown
You can see my finished Year One Quilt here.
Sunday, April 18, 2021