Originally posted by the Bear:
it's not down.. you can d/l the thing in QT.. but you need quicktime6.3.. download it from the apple site...
the teacher just loses it and rants on and on, then rips up the student's paper..
which website u go? the one i mentioned above says 'This site has been suspended. '
i downloaded it there before it got suspended. its 4.8mb in .mov (Quicktime) format.
in case u can't find the video, here's some ST articles abt it:
12July 2003Student's ticking-off goes from RJC to Net
'Counselling' for teacher whose tirade in class is recorded secretly and posted online; college investigating incident
By Sandra Davie
WHEN a Raffles Junior College teacher hauled up a student and gave him a thorough ticking-off, she did not know that another student was recording it all on video.
He then posted the three-minute video clip on the Internet.
It shows the General Paper teacher telling a male student his homework was 'outdated and irrelevant' and calling him a 'sly, crafty, old rat'.
When he tries to respond, she tells him: 'You are trying to cover up your insolence, your defiance, your laziness, your apathy, your lethargy and your bad attitude.'
She then tears his homework in two.
The boy who captured it all used a personal digital assistant with a built-in-camera. Calling himself 'bw', he put the videoclip on one website, but over the past month, it has been copied onto several others frequented by students.
After The Straits Times called the school, principal Winston Hodge showed the teacher the videoclip. She is not being named here at the school's request.
Mr Hodge said he spoke to the boy with the camera and his parents yesterday. The boy was 'apologetic' and said he regretted his action.
The school was still investigating, Mr Hodge said.
The Internet posting attracted 12 pages of comments on just one website, including some from students criticising the RJC student for recording the incident secretly.
Responding online, he said the teacher should not have 'crucified' the student in front of the class. He said that the boy being scolded was from China and Chinese nationals tended to be weak in General Paper.
He claimed that he went public with his recording to find out what other students thought, not to entertain people or humiliate the teacher.
His principal yesterday appeared to agree with him that the teacher might have gone overboard and said that she had been 'counselled'.
'In the course of a teacher's work, there are times when there is a need to chastise students for tardy work and attitude,' Mr Hodge said.
'I believe this is what happened here, although based on the video, the teacher did lose her temper and went beyond what was necessary.'
RJC students are allowed to use cellphones and palmtops in school, but not in the library, classrooms, laboratories or lecture theatres.
'Responsible use also means requesting permission of the people being photographed or videotaped rather than to do it without them being aware,' said Mr Hodge.
An Education Ministry spokesman confirmed that schools are free to set the rules on the use of cellphones and palmtops by students.
But teachers who were told about the RJC incident told The Straits Times it was time the ministry imposed a ban.
Said an RJC teacher who declined to be named: 'The policy needed a rethink now that electronic devices have advanced to the point that students can intrude into your privacy.
Defending her colleague, she added: 'A teacher has every right to scold a student if he is handing in copied work or sub-standard work.'
Another junior college teacher said: 'Teachers are already under a lot of stress. And now we have students with snooping devices trying to catch them off-guard.'
12 July 2003RJC student to be punished for secret recording
By Sandra Davie and Tracy Quek
RAFFLES Junior College has made it clear that the boy who filmed a classmate being taken to task by a teacher will face disciplinary action as he had violated school rules.
Principal Winston Hodge said on Saturday that the school was still deciding on the appropriate action to take.
The Straits Times reported on Saturday that a three-minute video clip of an RJC General Paper teacher ticking off a student and then ripping up his homework has been making the rounds on the Internet for the past month.
A classmate captured the incident using a personal digital (PDA) assistant with a built-in-camera, and posted it on a website. It soon appeared on other websites frequented by students.
Mr Hodge said on Saturday that students were allowed to bring handphones and PDAs to school but they were not supposed to use them in the lecture theatres and tutorial rooms without the permission of the teacher.
'Whatever the reasons, it is an intrusion of what I would call a private moment, between a teacher and her class,' he said.
The 38 readers who called and sent emails to express their view were divided on whether the boy should be disciplined, and if he had done anything wrong at all.
About a dozen were in favour of the student's decision to record the incident. Many were parents who related how their own children had been severely ticked off by angry teachers in school.
Others said they could accept and understand why the student resorted to recording the scolding, but felt he should have gone to his principal instead of posting the clip on the Internet.
But another camp was appalled by the student's actions. The callers, several of them teachers, condemned his behaviour and agreed with Mr Hodge that it was an invasion of privacy.
14 July 2003Don't be too hasty to judge teacher who scolded RJC student
Professionals have their worst moments; tutor shouldn't be discouraged, says minister, urging teachers to find better ways of communication
RELATING how as a doctor, he has lost his temper with patients and their relatives, Minister of State for Education Ng Eng Hen yesterday said that people should not be too hasty to judge a teacher who was caught on video lashing out at a student.
The Raffles Junior College (RJC) General Paper teacher was seen telling a student his homework was 'outdated and irrelevant' and calling him a 'sly, crafty, old rat', before tearing up his homework.
His classmate who recorded the incident using a personal digital assistant with a built-in camera and then posted the three-minute clip on the Internet will be disciplined for violating school rules, principal Winston Hodge was reported saying on Saturday.
The teacher was counselled for losing her temper while scolding a student for his tardy work attitude.
Putting the issue in perspective, Dr Ng, who is also Acting Minister for Manpower, said that people should not be too hasty to judge, since they do not know what happened before or after the incident.
When asked for his views on the issue at a grassroots event yesterday, he said: 'I've been a doctor and I have lost my temper with patients and their relatives. I'm not proud of it...as professionals, there are times when you are caught at your worst moments.
'I hope the teacher doesn't get discouraged and say she's going to give up teaching because people have seen her in a less than better moment and think she's a terrible teacher.'
Still, he noted, teachers should 'reflect on better ways of communicating' what they want to students.
Dr Ng added that some schools had banned recording technology from classrooms not to prevent incidents like the RJC one from being recorded, but to minimise distractions during lessons.
Urging those who owned such devices to be responsible, he said:
'Technology does put undue spotlight on our activities. And not just for professionals. If you're a parent, if you, as a mother or father, are caught in your worst moments disciplining your child and it's put on the Internet for everyone to see, you might have people saying, 'Oh what a terrible parent you are.' '
The issue and the school's reaction have drawn a flood of responses from Straits Times readers over the weekend, with some of them coming out strongly in defence of the student who posted the videoclip on the Internet.
If the boy is to be punished, the teacher involved should not be let off with just a talking to, they said.
The principal was also way off the mark when he labelled the filming an intrusion of 'a private moment', said others.
'What private moment is he insinuating when the teacher embarrassed and verbally abused the student in the presence of a big class setting?' wrote Dr Rosemary Chai, one of over 60 people who either called or sent e-mail messages on their views of the incident.
'If the principal feels that the student should be punished, the teacher should also be punished... for the psychological and emotional well-being of the student she has abused,' she wrote.
It is not clear from the clip what the student did to deserve the severe scolding, although there are hints that he had been warned before and had promised to change.
Nonetheless, a Straits Times Interactive poll, involving about 700 readers, found that two in three felt that his classmate did no wrong in recording the incident and posting the clip on the Internet.
Some readers, like Mr Christopher Soh, cautioned that if the student is punished and the teacher let off with counselling, it would leave youths here with the message that whoever has authority on their side can get away with anything.