According to ESPN:
A New York City teacher was arrested early Friday for allegedly crashing a drone into an empty section of seats during a second-round match at the US Open, police said.
Daniel Verley, 26, faces charges of reckless endangerment and operating a drone in a New York City public park outside of prescribed area.
In fairness to Mr. Verley, he was probably just demonstrating real life applications of what he teaches. He is, after all, a teacher at the Academy of Innovative Technology in Brooklyn. And crashing a drone into an empty section of seats during a second-round match at the US Open does use technology and is innovative.
I’m wondering what the equivalent would be for an English teacher–perhaps commandeering the intercom at Wal*Mart and reading Shakespeare or forcing kids at Disney World to diagram sentences on Space Mountain?
I did teach students about the dangers of pay day loans while reading “The Devil and Tom Walker.” I told students I would give them extra credit if they wrote a letter to the local pay day loan center, which prompted a student to volunteer to tie the story to a brick and throw it through the window of Dollar Loan Center down the street.
I immediately canceled the extra credit opportunity.Share This: