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Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 7:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Several years ago, I read a non-fiction book about an American boarding school that had a policy I found so astonishing I could hardly believe anyone would be willing, let alone eager, to teach there. But many people are. What's the policy??
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Does the policy govern the relationship betwen the teachers and the students?
Or does it affect just the teachers?

Does it include any limitations for the teachers (such as not being allowed to leave the premises of the school)? Any obligations of the teachers which are limiting/dangerous/nonsensical?
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Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 9:24 pm:
Does the policy govern the relationship betwen the teachers and the students?yes
Or does it affect just the teachers? no

Does it include any limitations for the teachers yes (such as not being allowed to leave the premises of the school that's not it)? Any obligations of the teachers which are limiting yes/dangerous no/nonsensical no, in the sense that they serve a sensible purpose (even though not one I approve)?
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Is it typically a special situation or occasion? Between students? Between students and teachers?
Are the teachers obliged to interfere? Not allowed to interfere?
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Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 10:15 pm:
Is it typically a special situation or occasion? no Between students? no Between students and teachers? yes
Are the teachers obliged to interfere? no Not allowed to interfere? no
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The limiting conditions: are they limiting just for the teachers, or for the students as well?

Is the fact that it is a boarding school relevant? Or would it work the same for any common school?

Age of students relevant? Gender of teachers/students relevant?

Does the limitation concern verbal/physical/any other interaction between the teachers and the students?
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Are teachers forbidden to do something in relation to the students?

The reason why you think most people wouldn't want to teach there - is it the fact that they should do something which is unusual/shouldn't do something which is perfectly normal and usual? Is it an unusual punishment for doing something quite common?
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Posted on Monday, January 29, 2007 - 12:10 am:
The limiting conditions: are they limiting just for the teachers yes, or for the students as well? no

Is the fact that it is a boarding school relevant? yes Or would it work the same for any common school? no

Age of students relevant? yes Gender of teachers/students relevant?yesish

Does the limitation concern verbal/physical/any other interaction between the teachers and the students? both
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Posted on Monday, January 29, 2007 - 12:18 am:
Are teachers forbidden to do something in relation to the students? yes

The reason why you think most people wouldn't want to teach there - is it the fact that they should do something which is unusual yes/shouldn't do something which is perfectly normal and usual? you could put it weither way, but the first is more natural Is it an unusual punishment for doing something quite common? yes
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Is the boarding school for dedicated for a community in particular? I mean serving students of a particular race, colour, tribe etc.
Will this policy be considered strange outside USA as well?
Does this policy makes students more willing to join it?
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So the policy says teachers shouldn't say/do something to the students, correct?

Is this undesired activity restricted to the time after the lessons? Limited to any time of the day? If so, is it daytime/nighttime?

Do the teachers stay with the students overnight? Relevant?

Would the restriction concern ANY teacher towards ANY student? Or just male teachers/female students? Female teachers/male students?

Is the activity very common? If you saw someone doing it in public, would it embarass you? Would it be common/possible in other schools?
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Does the limitation include something that is highly unlikely that any sane person would ever consider? Such as, you are not allowed to correct or punish students using a handgun, a large axe and/or a stick longer than 8 feet?
Or, teachers are not allowed to punish students that are bigger than themselves, due to insurance constraints?
Or, the school does not financially compensate teachers for dry cleaning blood off their working clothes?
Eh... I got a bit carried away...
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Posted on Monday, January 29, 2007 - 10:35 am:
Is the boarding school for dedicated for a community in particularno I mean serving students of a particular race, colour, tribe etc.no
Will this policy be considered strange outside USA as wellYes, in Canada. Other countries? I don't know but I think so
Does this policy makes students more willing to join it? possibly
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Posted on Monday, January 29, 2007 - 11:06 am:
So the policy says teachers shouldn't say/do something to the students, correctyes

Is this undesired activity restricted to the time after the lessons? yes Limited to any time of the day? evenings & weekends If so, is it daytime/nighttime?

Do the teachers stay with the students overnight? yope Relevant? yes

Would the restriction concern ANY teacher towards ANY student? Or just male teachers/female students? Female teachers/male students? could be either

Is the activity very common?yes If you saw someone doing it in public, would it embarass you?no Would it be common/possible in other schools?public schools? yes--I don't know about other boarding schools
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Posted on Monday, January 29, 2007 - 5:10 pm:
Does the limitation include something that is highly unlikely that any sane person would ever consider? no Such as, you are not allowed to correct or punish students using a handgun, a large axe and/or a stick longer than 8 feet? no
Or, teachers are not allowed to punish students that are bigger than themselves, due to insurance constraints? no
Or, the school does not financially compensate teachers for dry cleaning blood off their working clothes? nooooooo
Eh... I got a bit carried away...
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is this rule for the protection of the students? the teachers?

does it require the teachers to act differently to the students in the 'after lessons' periods than during lessons?

does it require teachers to be more involved with the children that you might like? or less involved?

does it relate to how the teachers must address the students? does it relate to discipline of the students at all? to punishment?

does it mean that the teachers must become involved in the domestic lives of the students? act in some way like parents? or are they told they must not act in some way that would be natural for parents?

does it relate to the leisure activities of the students? of the teachers?

are the teachers subject to the same restrictions as the students in some way? eg the same 'lights out' time?

do the teachers live in the school? relevant?
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Posted on Monday, January 29, 2007 - 8:52 pm:
is this rule for the protection of the students? no the teachers? no

does it require the teachers to act differently to the students in the 'after lessons' periods than during lessons? yes

does it require teachers to be more involved with the children that you might like? more or less involved? no

does it relate to how the teachers must address the students? nodoes it relate to discipline of the students at all? no to punishment? no

does it mean that the teachers must become involved in the domestic lives of the students? yesish act in some way like parents? or are they told they must not act in some way that would be natural for parents? no

does it relate to the leisure activities of the students? yes of the teachers? yes

are the teachers subject to the same restrictions as the students in some way? no eg the same 'lights out' time?

do the teachers live in the school? yes relevant? yes
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Is this boarding school imparting some special kind of education - say military or sports?
Is the boarding school still operating? Or it existed in past? If so, relevant what year?
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Does it have to do with limitations on when the teachers have authority over the students? Such as they cannot act with authority on evenings and weekends, what ever happens?
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Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - 1:41 pm:
Is this boarding school imparting some special kind of education - say military or sports? no but irrel
Is the boarding school still operating? yes but irrel Or it existed in past?If so, relevant what year?
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Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - 6:44 pm:
Does it have to do with limitations on when the teachers have authority over the students?noish Such as they cannot act with authority on evenings and weekends, what ever happens? no
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Was a scandal involved?
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Are the teachers required to become involved in the students' leisure activities? If so, as supervisors? Participants?

Is the activity /activities involved pure leisure, or does it have something in common with the school lessons?
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Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - 7:01 pm:
Was a scandal involved? no
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Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - 7:17 pm:
Are the teachers required to become involved in the students' leisure activities? yesish If so, as supervisors? yope Participants? noish

Is the activity /activities involved pure leisure yes, or does it have something in common with the school lessons no?
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Earlier you said that the age is relevant of the students: 5-8?9-12?13-17?
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Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - 10:48 pm:
Earlier you said that the age is relevant of the students: 5-8?9-12?13-17? They're the age you'd find at a boarding school in the US, probably around 12-18.
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Are any of the following relevant:
Drinking?
Smoking?
Voting?
Sex?
Employment?
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Is the leisure activity physical? A sport?
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Are any of the following relevant:
Drinking?
Smoking?
Voting?
Sex?
Employment? no to all
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Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 1:53 pm:
Is the leisure activity physical? no A sport? no
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is religion relevant?
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is religion relevant? no
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Sleeping?
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Sleeping? no
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Is it one specific leisure activity?
Is this activity done by all students? together at the same time?
Does it usually take place in the morning? during the day? in the afternoon? during lunch break? in the evening? at night?
Does it include eating? drinking? singing? dancing? playing? gambling?
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Posted on Friday, February 02, 2007 - 2:34 pm:
Is it one specific leisure activity?noish}
Is this activity done by all students? possibly byut not necessarily together at the same time? no
Does it usually take place in the morning? during the day? in the afternoon? during lunch break? in the evening? at night? could be anytime during normal waking hours when classes are not in session
Does it include eating? possibly drinking? not booze singing? unlikely dancing? ditto playing? possiblygambling unlikely
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Is it something fun? educational? penalism involved? celebration? student organisation event? contest?
Does it happen often? every evening? few times a month? less often?
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Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 9:09 pm:
Is it something fun? yope educational?noish penalism involved? no celebration? no student organisation event?no contest? no
Does it happen often? yes every evening? yes few times a month? less often?
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Is it something the students do? don't do? wear? say? Is it about cursing? behaving? bathroom rules? running? shouting? addressing each other or the teacher?
Is it usually happening inside the school or outside?
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Is it something the students do? yes don't do? no wear? no say? no Is it about cursing? no behaving? yes bathroom rules? no running? no shouting? no addressing each other or the teacher? no
Is it usually happening inside the school or outside? inside-ish
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is the leisure activity something that both the pupils and teachers take part in? are the teachers required to entertain the children outside class time? or is it to do with supervising children? punishing them outside of classes? do teachers have to organise events in their own time? games?
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Is it about a rule (or rules) that are set in time? Such as dinner time, coming inside, going to bed, lights out?
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Posted on Monday, February 05, 2007 - 10:38 am:
is the leisure activity something that both the pupils and teachers take part in? yesish are the teachers required to entertain the children outside class time? yerish or is it to do with supervising children? yope punishing them outside of classes? no do teachers have to organise events in their own time? yope games? that's not it
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Is it about a rule (or rules) that are set in time? yesish Such as dinner time no, coming inside yes, going to bed no, lights out? no
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Are the doors to the school locked at a certain time in the evening? or after sunset?
Are the teachers not letting anyone in or out after that time?
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Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 1:23 am:
Are the doors to the school locked at a certain time in the evening? irrel or after sunset? ditto
Are the teachers not letting anyone in or out after that time? no
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would it help to work out if there is a specific time mentioned? does everyone have to be inside at a certain time? in bed at a certain time? are the teachers also expected to obey the rule to set an example? does everyone have to have at least an hours exercise every day?
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would it help to work out if there is a specific time mentioned? As I said above, it could be anytime during normal waking hours when classes are not in session does everyone have to be inside at a certain time? irrel in bed at a certain time? ditto are the teachers also expected to obey the rule to set an example? nodoes everyone have to have at least an hours exercise every day? no
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Is it about spying on the students? Trying to find possible troublemakers? Secretly documenting the students' behaviour?
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Posted on Thursday, February 08, 2007 - 9:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Is it about spying on the students? no Trying to find possible troublemakers? no Secretly documenting the students' behaviour? no
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Is there a special reason why the rule does not apply to younger students? Is puberty involved?
Is there a student court involved?
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Posted on Friday, February 09, 2007 - 10:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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Is there a special reason why the rule does not apply to younger students? It would apply to any student old enough to go to boarding school. In the US, that's usually not befre Grade 7 (I think) Is puberty involved? no
Is there a student court involved? no
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Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2007 - 10:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Basically, are the students and the teachers together 24h/day? Do the teachers get any private time off from the students?
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Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2007 - 7:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2007 - 10:54 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Basically, are the students and the teachers together 24h/day?b{Well, during waking hours} Do the teachers get any private time off from the students? see below

********** SPOILER ***************
In World of Their Own, a book about the US boarding school Choate (now Choate Rosemary Hall), Peter S. Prescott mentions that ths school has an "open door policy," requiring teachers whose houses are on campus to have their homes always open to students. Imagine living that way!!! Are the teachers paid triple-time, I wonder? (Incredibly, a Choate alumna at the university where I teach told this is a standard practice in prep schools!!!) When you've recovered from the shock, please direct your clever lateral minds to my new puzzle at the bottom of the page.)
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Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2007 - 10:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My God! What was the life expectancy of a teacher in those days? I hope they found a practical solution to this... Nice puzzly again! :-)
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Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2007 - 10:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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My God! What was the life expectancy of a teacher in those days? 15 minutes?? And it's still those days? As I said, a strudent at my univ. told me Choate & the other prep schools he knows about STILL have this policy!! I hope they found a practical solution to this... Nice puzzly again! Thanks--we aim to please
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Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 9:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh you haven't heard anything yet. My University switched to a "residential college" where the teachers live and eat dinner in the Dorms with the students. It's bizzare and I graduated before it occurred, but for whatever reason the school thought it would attract more students... or richer parents.
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Posted on Friday, February 16, 2007 - 7:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

EEEEEK!!!!!! (WHAT UNIV.?)

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