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05/03/2014 at 09:09
I know, I know. DM article. It's the comments that goad me:
"They were warned , they carried on , so she did it , lesson learnt ."
"Poor little 'bubble wrapped' kids......"
"If they cant behave in class , then bring back the cane , did not do me any harm , thats the problem these days ,TO SOFT , no wonder they all leave school thick as 2 planks, NO DISCIPLINE, THEY ARE THERE TO LEARN"
05/03/2014 at 09:18
Well when I was at school they'd have happily thrown the wooden board rubber at your head for failing to listen in class and no-one would have batted an eyelid.
However, to me it is an example of how a teacher has lost control of the class and is clearly failing to engage the children and teach them. So of course I would complain because when I went to school some of the teachers governed by fear and misery but they weren't the teachers we learnt the most from - that we the teachers who worked hard to make sure the children were inspired by their lessons.
05/03/2014 at 09:25
I'd be angry, and would most definitely complain, its not the right way to deal with this situation at all, but I'd probably also assume that the teacher in question didn't really think things through and just needs a light 'slap on the wrist' type warning to not do it again.
I do feel incredibly sorry for the teacher who must have been desperate to go to such measures. I'd be questioning where the support was for the teacher who was driven to this. But I don't know much about the teaching system as my daughter has only just started school.
05/03/2014 at 13:49
I wouldn't approve at all. I can see how, a generation or two ago, it might have been the norm but I don't think there's any place for that behaviour now.
05/03/2014 at 18:48
I'd want her disciplined at the very least...if you can't tolerate children being children you shouldn't be a teacher IMO
05/03/2014 at 20:20
I would not be happy. Children are children at the end of the day! We get the giggles at work sometimes and I'm nearly 30!
05/03/2014 at 20:57
I have to say I laughed at first. Mostly because it is so ridiculous, but also because she has done what teachers every where must have dreamed of doing to certain children at some point, but would never ever carry out.
Teaching is stupidly stressful at the moment, I have to say it's more of a chore rather than the joy it once was. I can see how easy it must be for some people to just 'snap' and do something like this.
And I'm loving the pictures of the 'distressed' children holding up the sellotape reels. It's sellotape, how scary.
If someone did this to my children at school I wouldn't be impressed though. Although I'd never parade them for press photos. I'd be embarrassed that my child was behaving badly enough to wind a teacher up.
05/03/2014 at 22:31
I totally agree catarina. Whilst i would rightfully complain, i would have given my child an earful about behaving before i went to the school.
09/03/2014 at 19:43
Nice post Catarina
09/03/2014 at 22:18
Nice post Catarina
Thanks. Can you tell it was posted after a fairly stressful work day?!
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