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Phrases that should be allowed in the classroom...

Discussion in 'Primary' started by mprimaryz, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. dancinginthecity

    dancinginthecity New commenter

    Is this serious? Do you really think the only keys to a successful life are being 'bright' or marrying well? Perhaps a new thread should be started 'Phrases to be used when confronted with teachers who insult pupils'. I'll start with "You're in the wrong job"
  2. . Have you had a sense of humour bypass? Lighten up - it's a JOKE!
    lardylegs likes this.
  3. I have used that one in the classroom.....
  4. hhhh

    hhhh Star commenter

    It's ok-a friend said her daughter had a cover teacher at the local primary the other day who told the kids to 'Get lost!'. Same teacher then expected the kids to be polite to her-you can imagine the parental response!
  5. hhhh

    hhhh Star commenter

    I'm told that one teacher (Ms Anon) would like to wear a T-shirt in the class room that says:
    'If you don't think this lesson's any good, I'll go out, then I'll be OUTSTANDING and you can try to teach subordinate clauses to a group with more issues than Vogue-and deal with their parents and clean up sick!'
    Not sure how true it is, but I'm sure many people agree?
  6. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    How on earth do people find threads from six years ago????????????
    mrajlong likes this.
  7. mrsbaggins

    mrsbaggins New commenter

    I say this a lot - I said it last week... to my own daughter! FML!
  8. markuss

    markuss Occasional commenter

    Unfortunately,this sarcasm is not just rude - it also shows the teacher's ignorance.
    They are trying to show off but are just showing themselves up.

    If the teacher wants the more formal usage, would they say, "No, you mayn't"?
    Or, in past tense, would the teacher use, "Did I say you might go to the toilet?"?
    But "Can I...?" requesting permission is perfectly acceptable and understandable in educated English.
    It has been for nearly a hundred years.
    T34 likes this.
  9. cellerdore

    cellerdore Occasional commenter

    "Im getting too old for this ****"
    "You're getting too old for this ****"
    "You're old: If you're not getting this, you're ****"
  10. hammie

    hammie Lead commenter

    freedom of speech used to be core to living in Britain, no more apparently.
  11. captain scarlet

    captain scarlet Established commenter

    Laugh..................................I don't think my trousers will ever dry
  12. sulkydame

    sulkydame New commenter

    Save your tears for the pillow!
  13. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Today it was...
    "I don't care if you don't want to...just bloody well do it!"
  14. captain scarlet

    captain scarlet Established commenter

    If you don't sit down, i'll staple your **** to the chair
  15. markuss

    markuss Occasional commenter

    When class and I didn't seem to be on same planet. "Beam me up Scotty."

    (Probably my fault, though!)
  16. shayne_smith

    shayne_smith New commenter

    A colleague once told a daydreaming child that he was on the planet Zog. He then wrote the history of the planet complete with zoglets, zogsters, zogmasters and zogspots.
  17. Waiguoren

    Waiguoren Occasional commenter

    What a wonderful piece of work! So clean! So pure! The paper so unsullied!

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