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Inspiration of The Day: Special Ed Teacher Starts Every Day by Complimenting Each Student
Via ABC News
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Florida special ed teacher Chris Ulmer starts every class day in a very unique way.

Before any work starts, Ulmer calls each child up to the front of the classroom and compliments them.

"I love having you in my class. I think you're very funny. You're a great soccer player. Everyone in here loves you," he says at the start of a video posted on Facebook, which has gotten over 20 million views.

Ulmer runs a Facebook page for his class (with parent's permission) and has been trying to get a book published about his students.

From ABC:

Ulmer's Facebook page, Special Books by Special Kids, was created because he has been trying, unsuccessfully, to get a book published about the kids. "I have 50 rejection letters on my fridge to keep me motivated," he said. The book focuses on the story of each of the kids in his classroom and is collaboratively told by the child, his or her parents, and from Ulmer's perspective as their teacher.

He's had the same kids in his class for three years and said that they've "evolved as a family. We have an understanding that comes with time that you don't naturally have."

Great job, Chris. Keep it up!

Via AT7
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You could describe this as one epic fail.

Irwin Horwitz couldn’t deal with the rude, incompetent students in his Strategic Management class anymore, so he gave them all an “F” and got the F out of there.

“I finally reached a breaking point,” the Texas A&M professor told KPRC News. “It became apparent that they couldn’t do some of the most simple and basic things they should have been able to do.”

He sent a nasty email to all of the students, informing them of his decision and calling them out for cheating, making fun of him and just having a general disrespect for the class.

He claims one of them even called him a “f-cking moron” to his face.

Part of the message via Inside Higher Ed:

None of you, in my opinion, given the behavior in this class, deserve to pass, or graduate to become an Aggie, as you do not in any way embody the honor that the university holds graduates should have within their personal character. It is thus for these reasons why I am officially walking away from this course. I am frankly and completely disgusted. You all lack the honor and maturity to live up to the standards that Texas A&M holds, and the competence and/or desire to do the quality work necessary to pass the course just on a grade level…. I will no longer be teaching the course, and all are being awarded a failing grade.

While many of the allegations are being investigated, the school said that their grades will be re-evaluated.

“No student who passes the class academically will be failed. That is the only right thing to do,” a spokesperson told Inside Higher Ed.

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Via Mercury News:

Alerted by one of her colleagues to the tweets -- which are laced with profanity and racist remarks -- the district disciplined teacher Krista Hodges with a written reprimand, and she continues to teach. Hodges has apologized, saying she meant none of it seriously. But some in the school community are stunned by the turn of events, given the alarming sentiments the teacher expressed.