I can only hope that the behavior is eradicated but I have been pulled up a couple of times for using the word "hope" when it refers to changes in Thailand.dtaai-maai wrote:Cynicism (almost) to one side, I'd say this is a minor victory for the students. At the cost of a clip round the ear (and no, I'm not in any way condoning it), they get their grades, and the publicity from the brave use of a cellphone is a small step in ensuring that this sort of behaviour is eradicated
I am not a teacher and know my limitations and patience, I could never become a teacher, of pre 16s, as my instincts would click-in and I would also end up clipping one of them around the ear, if they were misbehaving. I take my hat off to good teachers who face this every day... I know my limitations and could never do this job.
This is not the first instance of "instant punishment" that I have seen reported and seriously wonder how widespread it is in the local teaching profession. Maybe the forum teachers can comment.
As I posted earlier, local managers sometimes bully their staff, mostly verbally, instances that I have observed, and it is small wonder that this behavior exists, if it is the excepted and accepted from their education.
Eradication may take some time.....