Teacher caught on video wearing ‘feathers,’ imitating Native American chanting, dancing in front of class. She’s now on leave for ‘offensive’ actions.

Teacher caught on video wearing ‘feathers,’ imitating Native American chanting, dancing in front of class. She’s now on leave for ‘offensive’ actions.

A California public school teacher has been placed on leave after a video showed her wearing what appears to be paper “feathers” on her head and imitating Native American chanting and dancing in front of her class.

Here’s a partial clip:

What are the details?
During her rather bizarre routine the teacher chants the phrase “soh-cah-toa,” which is known in math circles as a “helpful mnemonic for remembering the definitions of the trigonometric functions sine, cosine, and tangent.”

 

However, as the teacher’s performance wears on, it appears the “soh-cah-toa” phrase is being used to resemble something Native Americans might chant — and one student is seen with a buried head on a desk amid the whole thing:

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