Tea and Biscuits Doesn’t Work, or Why Teachers Feel Hostages

Today we are increasingly talking about the fact that children at school should feel calm and happy: not to be bullied, not to be afraid to express their own opinion or take initiative. And it is right. But I would like teachers to feel the same at their workplace. Our blogger, teacher Alexander Kosachev talks about this.590 (1)

At the risk of being considered a retrograde (or even a despot), I still note a strange skew in our educational environment, namely a passionate desire to punish teachers for authoritarian tricks and attempts to force teachers to sprinkle ashes on their heads and repent for years of psychological abuse of students.

And it’s true: every day there’s news about the dismissal of the teacher who yelled at the child; every hour there is an article with the teaching of teachers who do not want to give children freedom. Open a book on modern pedagogy – and everything is the same there: you, teachers, do not allow children to express themselves, turn them into weak-willed robots and, finally, take out on them for your own unsuccessful life.

And everywhere fashionable psychologists and armchair theorists see schools in which downtrodden students are tortured only for the pleasure of teachers, schools in which bullying, mobbing and (my favorite) didactogeny are put at the forefront – the rude attitude of the teacher towards the students.

Reading such passages, I involuntarily begin to envy: after all, there are schools where teachers still mean something and they are not swept away at recess by hordes of ninth-graders!

I wish I could work for a day in a place where students in fear and absolute silence sit at their desks, instead of pounding windows, blowing up firecrackers in the closet, or smashing each other’s faces into blood.

That would be life! Honestly, if I had to do bullying and mobbing for this, I would not think for a second.

Perhaps there is a lot of irony in my words, but this irony is bitter, based on personal experience. In the first year of my teaching career, I ended up in a class in which, right in the classroom, a boy imitated, I beg your pardon, sexual intercourse with a briefcase, and the girl lifted her skirt to the hooting and cackling of classmates.

And what would you like to do in such a situation? Contact the Duty Administrator?

So he has his own lesson – or, corny, he left for a meeting, and somehow it doesn’t suit a male teacher for the tenth time already to run for help. Maybe invite your parents for a conversation? So one parent has recently been released from prison and for some reason is not eager to go to school, while the other, being tipsy, directly declares: “I can’t handle him, do what you want.”

Well, then, probably, you need to talk to your child heart to heart, because, as you know, even the most deviant of the deviant can be changed for the better with just one frank conversation and tea with cookies. But this is only if you manage to grab the student by the collar before he runs away from the last lesson, and drag him by force to a nice tea party.

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“If you do not value yourself as a teacher, then you should not demand this from others either.”

What was I supposed to do? I took up the modern literature on educational psychology and everywhere I met the same thing: poor and scared children suffer from cruel teachers.

If any of the authors delicately touched the opposite problem, then the list of advice was extremely stingy: complain about the child or talk to the child. Or yes, drink this damned tea with cookies with the child.

But in reality, all of the above does not work.

In reality, you are left alone with the children, right here and now. You can fill in the protocols of official conversations as much as you like or conduct intimate conversations, the result will be the same: “In the morning, a new battle will begin.” And nowadays it is customary to condemn really effective methods – because psychologists advise so. Psychologists who do not visit the barricades, who do not stand in front of thirty children every day in the open, who, it seems to me, generally have little idea of ​​the structure of the school.

It is wonderful that society is being humanized. However, this is done with such a bias that, really, it gets even worse. And I would very much like humanization to proceed evenly. In the meantime, with the suggestion of armchair psychologists and infantile bloggers, black becomes white – and exactly the opposite. Essaywriterhelp.com


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