Rules for Teachers - 1872


  1. Teachers each day will fill lamps, clean chimneys.
  2. Each teacher will bring a bucket of water and a scuttle of coal for the day's session.
  3. Make your pens carefully. You may whittle nibs to the individual taste of the pupils.
  4. Men teachers may take one evening each week for courting purposes, or two evenings a week if they go to church regularly.
  5. After ten hours in school, the teachers may spend the remaining time reading the Bible or other good books.
  6. Women teachers who marry or engage in unseemly conduct will be dismissed.
  7. Every teacher should lay aside from each pay a goodly sum of his earnings for his benefit during his declining years so that he will not become a burden on society.
  8. Any teacher who smokes, uses liquor in any form, frequents pool or public halls, or get shaved in a barber shop will give good reason to suspect his worth, intention, integrity and honesty.
  9. The teacher who performs his labor faithfully and without fault for five years will be given an increase of twenty-five cents per week in his pay, providing the Board of Education approves.

Rules for Teachers - 2010

  1. Read at least 3 educational blogs per day.
  2. Start your own wiki.
  3. Learn one new Web 2.0 tool per month.
  4. Attend an Educational Technology Conference a minimum once a year.
  5. Pass your technology knowledge on to one of your collegues.
  6. Join the Classroom 2.0 ningand participate in the discussions.
  7. Join Facebook or MySpaceto find out what it is all about.
  8. Encourage your students to explore and educate themselves.
  9. The teacher who performs these labors faithfully and without fault for five years will be given an increase of twenty-five cents per week in his pay, providing the Board of Education approves. (Some things never change!)

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As I said above, some things never change, check out this video of a Tech Specialist trying to help.


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