Several challenge bloggers have already written about how we feel about the ridiculous, offensive mascots and nicknames in professional sports, particularly Chief Wahoo of the INDIANS. I didn't know his name until I read it on Leeway's blog. Thanks, Pal!
Today, I dealt with some other types of inappropriateness, like picking your nose and eating the boogers while sitting at your desk. Or sticking your hand in your pants and then smelling your fingers while sitting at your desk. During English class.
My role as a teacher is to help kids form and articulate reasoned and moral ideas. And also to help them not do gross stuff in public. These are equally important goals, probably, for success in life.