7. Every teacher should set aside a good sum of each day`s salary for his benefit in his last years, so that he does not become a burden on society. Most of the teacher`s students ran home after school to work on the farm until dinner. My grandmother was a teacher (1925 – 1936) and was criticized by the preacher at Sunday dinner (Sunday dinner at the preacher`s house was a requirement for teachers in this small rural district) for being brave enough to let her hair bounce. She had red hair and I don`t think he agreed anyway. 😉 What is never mentioned when discussing these lists, whether real or not, is that similar lists also applied to all other professions of the time. All the staff filled the lamps and cleaned the chimneys, and everyone was judged on how they behaved in public. These lists tend to polarize the alleged oppression of teachers, but there are and always have been people who are much more oppressed, who are excluded from the conversation because the list is presented without context. As a reference point, we visited a historic site in our neighborhood that included a restored 19th century school, with a preserved contemporary list of instructions for teachers.

The items on this list were quite mundane and required teachers to follow protocol by being present regularly, using assigned texts, etc. Nothing on the list implied physical work or boring the moral behavior of teachers` private lives. “Rules for Teachers – 1872” was also offered in various forms, such as a list of rules for sellers in W.T. Stewart`s department store in New York, for ground nurses in a hospital and for employees at a car factory in New England. All attempts to trace this document back to its origins inevitably end in a dead end with a photocopy or printed sheet of undetermined origin and a strangely modern vintage. 5. Bring firewood for the stove into the classroom whenever the teacher tells you to. I have no opinion on the authenticity of these particular rules, but my grandmother was a private kindergarten teacher in Terre Haute, Indiana, in the 1930s, and appearing in public without gloves or cap was a reason to fire. Why couldn`t teachers shave in a barbershop in 1800? Seems to be a teacher, now you have to participate and participate in a BLM uprising.

These are quite interesting rules. If only it is practiced now. It could be something. Thank you! www.cuttersden.com/ 1. You will not marry during the term of your contract. 2. Thou shalt not keep men company. 3. You must be home between 8pm and 6am, unless you are attending a school event. 4.

You are not allowed to hang out in the glaciers in the city center. 5. You cannot travel beyond city limits unless you have permission from the CEO. 6. You cannot ride in a carriage or car with a man other than your father or brother. 7. You should not smoke cigarettes. 8.

You should not dress in bright colors. 9. You should not dye your hair under any circumstances. 10. You must wear at least two petticoats. 11. Your dresses should be no less than two inches above the ankles. 12. To keep the classroom clean and clean, you should sweep the floor at least once a day, scrub the floor with warm soapy water at least once a week, clean the boards at least once a day, and light the fire at 7 a.m. to keep the school warm at 8 a.m. Another similar point claims to be a list of rules for teachers from 1915: today`s teachers undoubtedly face entirely new challenges, but at least they are allowed to get ice cream. And on the other hand, they do not need to swim fully clothed or carve pencils at home or carry coal.

I`m a freelance writer and mother of two (usually) awesome kids. Raised by a teacher and married to a principal, all things education holds a special place in my heart. When you read archaic things like these, it`s hard to understand how they can be so irrational and how they can pretend to tell their employees what not to do in their personal lives. When I read these rules, my only conclusion is that the person who wrote them was a stupid fool. Telling your teachers not to go get ice cream is like telling someone at the bus stop not to eat bananas. This is simply arbitrary and overestimates their authority. If my boss issued a rule telling me not to eat ice cream, I say, “OK, and with that in mind, I don`t want you to drink iced tea.” My power to issue this order corresponds to his. With such rules, swimming in anything other than a bathtub makes it quite impossible.

It seems that the children were better educated and educated and that our public schools were much safer at the time. Our children were taught more about real academics and less about political indoctrination. The students` parents were very involved in the system, as were the religious leaders in the community. It was not just a government entity. We can be offended and discuss how it was governed at the time, but I think the results it produced generally justified it. There`s not much to say here, but there are a lot of weird rules for marriage and there were even rules for the married student like “All married students will be excluded from extracurricular activities.” Another rule was: “Students who marry during the school year are automatically suspended for two weeks.” 1. Respect your schoolmaster. Obey Him and accept His punishments. If we had such rules today, we might not have as many teachers sleeping with their students. These are really very interesting and good rules if everyone adheres to them. nnwww.atmosrx.com/ 2. Each teacher brings a bucket of water and a pile of coal for the day`s session.

Impressive! Nice Ray, because we know that it only happens with teachers and that men NEVER do such a thing! The media makes women a bigger deal, stories about men`s misjudgments simply get old! I had seen the “Rules” of 1872 and 1915 and had searched for them again while looking for a non-fiction book in which one of the subjects was a divorced teachers` school in 1880. I thought divorce had made them unable to train young minds, but that was obviously not the case. My grandmother taught and later served as an administrator in small country schools and later in district school systems from the 1920s to the 1960s in West Central, IL. She was not allowed to marry until she retired as a teacher and became an administrative employee. 5. After 10 hours at school, teachers can spend the remaining time reading the Bible or other good books. 9. A teacher who performs his work faithfully and without error for five years shall receive an increase in his salary of twenty-five cents per week, provided that the Board of Education agrees. Thank you for allowing me to have such a happy time after work and not read less! Some teachers can still spend 10 hours a day at school, but at least they can do (almost) anything they want afterwards. We are expected to take this list and marvel at the gloom of a late nineteenth-century American teacher: the profession was held in low esteem, the work was physically demanding and required long hours, the position was poorly paid, pension benefits were non-existent, and teachers had to be among the most morally upright members of their community.

(Some modern teachers would probably agree that things may not have changed much since then.) But the bottom line is that no one has ever been able to verify the authenticity of this list “Rules for Teachers – 1872”. Sometimes the document contains a list of equally burdensome rules for students: Johnny, I didn`t know teachers had rules today. Except to collect their paycheck. On its website, the New Hampshire Historical Society writes that “the sources of these `rules` are unknown; Therefore, we cannot testify to their authenticity – only to their veracity and charming originality. The 1872 rules were variously assigned to an 1872 post in Monroe County, Iowa; a one-bedroom school in a small town in Maine; and an unspecified school in Arizona. The 1915 rules are assigned to a teacher`s contract in Sacramento and elsewhere to an unspecified 1915 magazine. According to Snopes, the fact-checking website, the 1872 list has been “displayed in numerous museums across North America over the past 50 years,” with “each exhibitor claiming it is from their district or school district.” Heck, the lists even appeared in the revered Washington Post not so long ago.