“Say it -- ‘No pomegranates.’ She confirmed it was her leading the class in an exercise about the word "no." I also love the stereotypical half-assed response from the class. 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Press J to jump to the feed. More than I. it’s not really a higher learning facility. In the video, there is hardly any context as to why the professor is screaming, “No, no, no, no, no pomegranates!” Martino isn’t really angry about the fruit. Those who have actually taken Martino’s classes, on the other hand, had positive things to say, telling the NBC affiliate that she treats them like family. Link: http://www.ibtimes.com/no-pomegranates-video-twitter-reacts-professors-anti-fruit-rant-2600723, https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/75xkix/discrimination_against_pomegranates/doa5yuw/. The chances of someone bringing a pomegranite in are almost 0. Please read the sidebar below for our rules. well...it’s DMACC. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Update: Dr. Jane Martino responded to International Business Times regarding the event. “Say it -- ‘No pomegranates.’ No, no, no, no, no pomegranates,” she yells, jumping up and down. “Don’t judge someone by a little 20-second video. Granted it was a little extreme, but it wasn’t genuine hatred and craziness over a fruit. It’s a lesson in negative reinforcement, and the over-the-top antics, she said, were all part of the lesson. University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee, University of South Florida-St Petersburg, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, West Valley/Mission Community College District, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Live Updates: Latest News on Coronavirus and Higher Education. and this was her ploy to get her students to troll her and bather her in a year's supply of poms. Video emerged on Twitter and Reddit Thursday showing an instructor repeatedly denouncing pomegranates in a tirade that sees her repeating "No pomegranates!" “In my personal experience, psychology professors are all nuts,” the top comment reads. "if you punish, follow these rules". Instead, if you say, ‘Hey how about a kiwi, shouldn’t we have a kiwi now,’ the kid might go, ‘OK.’ If you tell them what not to do, then that’s what’s going in,” Martino told a local NBC affiliate. Oh, my dear friend, you have a good soul and a lot of hope. Founding Director Alan Lightman is pictured on the center right. Before making a big deal about it the students were not thinking about them. Outsiders might think students at Des Moines Area Community College can be sure of one thing when they take a class with psychology professor Jane Martino: don’t bring pomegranates to class. I feel like this is some sort of teaching tool. It was a teaching tool, just taken out of context. She confirmed it was her leading the class in an exercise about the word "no." I went into the rant to make sure my students knew the 'rule.' Cut up and posted on the internet, it's a perfect mix for going viral, being both bizarre and seemingly inexplicable. Tell your kids what to think about and just skip the 'no' part," Martino told International Business Times. We are retiring comments and introducing Letters to the Editor. Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus, Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, Instructional technology / distance education, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, Marketing / public relations / government relations. Of course, that part of her class wasn't videotaped and shared. "We were discussing in class how meaningless the word 'no' is. “Sociology professors hate society, and psychology professors hate themselves.”, In a later reply, a commenter calls social workers “left-wing nuts” and labels psychology “a joke.”. Here’s a textbook example of why not to judge a professor on a quick video clip. This teacher loves pomegranates but can't afford them (they're so expensive man!) idk how nobody in this thread looked at the slide lol. "No Pomegranates" refers to a viral videoof a college professor loudly ranting about the pomegranate fruit during a lesson in developmental psychology. The chances of someone bringing a pomegranite in are almost 0, but by so vehemently forbidding it someone is bound to. "We were discussing in class how meaningless the word 'no' is. Update: Dr. Jane Martino responded to International Business Times regarding the event. Afterward they sure were! The video, however, doesn’t convey the underlying psychological principles of the exercise. Outsiders might think students at Des Moines Area Community College can be sure of one thing when they take a class with psychology professor Jane Martino: don’t bring pomegranates to class. University of Queensland student Robert Carrol participates in a surgery rotation at the Ochsner Clinical School in New Orleans. There's no way any institution of higher learning would allow someone to hold a position of instructorship who's this big of a kook. Photo courtesy of New College of the Humanities/Simon Jones. That's passion. “If you only tell kids what not to do, all you’re doing is filling their heads with garbage. I'm really curious to know what class this is. “No pomegranates,” she screamed at the class, repeatedly, in a video that has gone viral on Twitter and Reddit. Martino’s tirade in the video, however, isn’t related to an actual classroom rule. There has to be a reason. 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