Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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A teacher that relies on punishment to control a class is a bad teacher. There should be no need for more than "the look", if there is, then the teacher needs to examine what he or she is doing and adapt to meet the needs of the student.
Think for a moment. If you didn't get a good nights sleep, it makes you (understandably) grumpy. As an adult, you can modulate your own behaviour, and at least try to be polite, but if you lose control, snarl and rip someone a new one, you can apologise and tell them "I didn't sleep well". Most people will be understanding, will give you some breathing space, and will probably also ask you if there is anything they can do to make your day easier. Would you want that person to turn around and, not only embarrass you in front of your colleagues, but then to use a physical punishment on you? None of us would, and if you say that you would accept that as being "ok" then either you are lying, or you have an extremely distorted view of acceptable social behaviour.
Going to school is a child's "job". Their teacher is not only facilitating their learning, they are also their "manager". Can you tell me, in the grown up world, where it would be acceptable for a manager to hit their employees?
Mods, grant me the serenity to see the opinions I cannot change, courage to change the ones that should change, and the wisdom to spot the trolls.