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Teacher loses it

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Chuffy, 14 Jul 2007.

  1. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Saw this story today. Not nice. But when I was training to be a teacher I used to have nightmares, the actual waking up in a cold sweat kind, about doing exactly what he did. Being pushed and pushed until something snaps. And when you work with kids, you can never, ever, let that happen. Part of me can't help but feel sorry for him, the rest of me is glad that he's out of teaching for the kids sake and his own.
     
  2. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    how can the behaviour of a young child make anyone "snap"? And you fell "sorry" for him?
     
  3. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Small children can really wind you up at times although that doesn't excuse the teachers behaviour. It seems that he was caught and stopped before any serious damage was done to the children. Now he knows that some other from of employement is needed for him!!!
     
  4. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Wonder how one wd represent such a period on a cv?
     
  5. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    children: should be seen and not heard! :?: :?:
    Hmm ..I think bloke was in the wrong job, sounds more like a prison warder type!
     
  6. orkneyblues

    orkneyblues Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orkney.UK
    I have no sympathy for the guy at all, I am surprised that he chose the profession in the first place, and also to work with primary age children, who can be more demanding anyway. His excuse that he had no support from the school is very weak, as I get the impression he said this purely because he got caught. He strikes me as being a bully with responsibility which is scary.
     
  7. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    I don't feel sorry for him at all. I'm just sorry that the police didn't press charges.
     
  8. Dunno, I've heard enough tales from friends who are teachers to see that kids aren't exactly little angels.

    It seems there are frequent cases of kids intimidating teachers into stress-related early retirement or out of teaching.

    But goodness knows what went on in this case - it doesn't look like a teacher snapping in a random incident but to be a repeated pattern.

    - what's that about ? What sort of prank involves a kid jumping on a teacher's back, or the teacher having the sort of classroom discipline/control to allow it ?
     
  9. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    I can think of about half a dozen teachers from my schooldays who were the same as this guy or even worse.

    Times have changed!
     
  10. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Work with children for any length of time and I think you would understand. I bet many parents would too. Please note the way that I qualified my original comments. I don't think he should be in teaching but I can see why it might have happened.
     
  11. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
    Throttle 'em all I say, and whip em when they stop breathing!
     
  12. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Remember this is a class of 5 and 6 year olds
     
  13. Monty Dog

    Monty Dog New Member

    Location:
    Fleet
    Yeah, just shows how undisciplined they are these days - god knows what the parents are like. He may have been in the wrong job, but I get the guy is being made a scapegoat and they're in denial about the real issue which is the complete lack of discipline in the classroom - think about the rest of classmates who are going to suffer inadequate teaching/education because of the attentions of one kid.
     
  14. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Many classes have disruptive kids.

    This isn't the way to deal with them -think about the rest of classmates who are going to suffer inadequate teaching/education because of the attentions of one kid, and the appalling behaviour of the teacher.
     
  15. Emu

    Emu New Member

    Location:
    Croydon
    Either you don't have kids/work with kids or you have the patience of a Saint.