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Discussion in 'Personal' started by Geoff Thomas, Feb 21, 2016.
When testing times tables, my year 6 teacher used to pull a hair out of a pupil's head, claiming the answer would come out with the hair
How much compensation would I get for that?
Can imagine a similar one in 2040
'Did your teacher once raise an eyebrow at you in a quizzical fashion? If so, you could be entitled to £££££££s!'
"Were you not made to feel like an achiever when after a milliseconds thought you volunteered the answer "dunno" in lesson?"
"Were you below average in anything because you weren't taught right?"
Yes, honest! The faster we gave an answer, the faster he would pull a hair out so it hurt less. I became very speedy!
I wonder if the teacher in question became an LEA Maths advisor prior to joining OFSTED?
In 1965, when I was in what-we-now-call Y2, I got my legs soundly slapped for not going to the toilet at playtime (I didn't need to go,the toilets were across the other side of the playground, it was peeing down with rain and what's more, I'd pulled out a loose tooth and was hoicking blood into the classroom sink).
I still occasionally reflect that it seemed a tad over the top.
I think it would be called abuse these days.
I reckon you should get loads Baldy!
I still chuck the occasional piece of chalk at kids and threaten them that the board rubber will be next!
I never suffered anything worse than writing lines when I was at school but my driving instructor used to slap me on the leg if I left my foot riding on the clutch. That was in 1976 and I was 21, I always keep my left foot on the floor unless I need it to change gear or brake though.
My mother (a primary school SEN teacher) demonstrated how to make a child stand up by getting hold of the hair just in front of their ear and pulling them up by it... she said it didn't leave any marks.
WOW, I can't believe I just wrote that! I did remember it all through my teaching years but never used the knowledge.
My Y6 teacher would test us on a Friday afternoon and we would have to hold our hand out as he strode around the room. If we weren't quick enough with the correct answer, we'd get a whack on the hand. This was in 1978.
I also remember him banging a child's head on his desk because he couldn't understand fractions.
And it didn't
It was one of the reasons why I insisted on a very short back and sides at the barbers
It didn't work though
The teacher used my ear instead