>> I'm talking about broad changes that are needed so that once a child gets to my classroom ... they have a better chance of success.
>> My sole purpose is to create an environment where as many kids as possible succeed.
Yet I truly believe that "disciplining" a kid by using "corporal punishment" or any other way of mental-block-hanging would make him a successful
9 to 5 factory worker and nothing better.
If you think that a factory worker is successful, then you're on the right way
>> All you have done is tell us about one teacher you had once and then attack myself and my profession catagorical stereotypes...
As illustrated by a few post above, when a decent, true teacher walks into the class, everyone stops talking or "acting out" and carefully listens
to every word he says.
Therefore he does not even get an idea "it might me useful to use corporal punishment". Why should he, if everybody is listening?
Even if someone starts acting out, he would try to find a key to this kid, instead of hanging blocks onto him.
So, if you suggest the use of "corporal punishment", it means that some kids do not listen to what you say. That means you have problems with
communicating with kids.
>> Finally you put that stupid quiz up as a direct insinuation that I'm not happy with my life and I'm taking it out on the kids.
It's an interesting assumption you make. How do you know, maybe I was expecting to hear that you're happy?
What would you think of someone, who, when asked "are you happy?", thinks "oh, he want me to say that I'm not happy..."
>> You ask me to grade my life well if you must be that nosey lets examine it.
It's a basic, well known, test that needs only a number from zero to ten.
Your autobiography isn't needed
>> by enlightening future generations.
If not a secret, how exactly are you planing to enlight it?
[edit on 2-12-2004 by bratok]