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Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Oct 30, 2015.
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I can relate to a lot of that. I liked the heart felt delivery.
I have found pupils who give a "...." but I had to leave the state sector. It makes the job so much more satisfying when the majority in all classes want to do well and take responsibility for their own achievement.
A brilliant piece of work
I wonder how many teenagers/schoolkids have viewed it and if they now give a ****
Nice one lanokia
I taught children (state sector) who did give a s!!! *
Unfortunately education policy is directed entirely at those who don't. (think this might be where we're going wrong with results etc.
* the most disheartening for me, were the many children of migrant workers -often very intelligent but little English (so far). They were desperate to learn, but completely dumbfounded by the behaviour and apathy of the others.
(Of course these didn't matter because, "They don't count in the statistics.")
Great writing and delivery!
Even so, what is the real message to take away?
Why SHOULD kids give a s**t? The fact is they DON'T. And why SHOULD they? You can't MAKE them. All you can do is CHANGE THE SYSTEM.
So true, yet IME they start to give a sh*t once they reach a level where they can see the benefit of giving a sh*t. Teaching Engineering students (FE) once they get to HNC level they start to become motivated because they can see a goal that is achievable and actually means something to their employer and to themselves.
I think after a few years in teaching I gave up trying to get the kids to give a '****' and just got on with what my job was, teaching them a curriculum. As soon as I stopped trying to alter their mindset, trying to pander to them... then I found it all a lot easier.
I've given colleagues lifts to work... stopping off at a supermarket for my morning coffee and they've returned to the car laden down with chocolates 'for the kids'... always seem pointless to me.
I never bribed the kids, or rewarded them with chocolate or anything more substantial than a 'that's excellent, well done' sort of remark, and some nice comments in their books. I never bought them sweets at the end of term. Why should I? They're not my kids and I'm there to teach them, not pander to them or rot their teeth. They had enough pens and glue-sticks out of me over the years as it is.
That was my way of thinking monica. Parents should feed them.
The trouble is, teachers give too much of a s... and that's why we end up on the verge of a nervous breakdown!
And yet there are threads - especially on the Primary forum - towards the end of every term, from teachers asking what they should give their class as a gift.
Nothing! You're their teacher, not their Mum/Dad.
Well I think that's the first time that's happened to me.
Really? Was that because of one mild swear word which was very much in context? Shame.
Wondering if I should post a link to the video?
Is that naughty or is a link OK?
Yes, please - I'm curious.....
Apparently "not making a gift of stool samples" is in bad odour with TES moderators.
Which, if you think about it, is slightly illogical
I wish I had been able to read this before Ianokia's post got removed. Must have been interesting!