posted on Feb, 20 2012 @ 08:14 PM
reply to post by Kali74
She let herself succumb to anger, she may or may not be racist or xenophobic but she lost her temper and it's not okay for those paid to educate our
children to do so.
Again, teachers are human whether or not they get paid to educate. Teacher's are paid to "educate" not police disrespectful, rude and disruptive
children. Children can't learn if they're constantly distracted by students who feel like they can talk and carry on during presentations, or
fighting for attention from their fellow peers. When teachers spend half the day disciplining, reprimanding and writing up behavior forms because of
these disruptive students, it's taking away from the teachers time to engage with students who are motivated to learn.
When teachers are risking physical harm to themselves when breaking up fights, or they have to comfort children who are being affected by an abusive
home life, drug abuse and being homeless, the teacher can be overwhelmed. Some students can be removed from one school for physically attacking a
teacher and than put back into a classroom in another school. How do you think that plays on the minds of a teacher when they should be focused on
educating not worrying if this particular kid is going to flip out and attack you when you reprimand him.
Teachers are not robots they have their own threshold of tolerance. That is true for anyone. Some teachers have higher tolerances than others.
It's like putting someone in a room and bombard them all day with verbal abuse, and wait for them to crack.
I'm reminded of an interview of an Air Force pilot who flew bombing raids in the Gulf War. He was teaching in a high school and the interviewer
asked him, "what is more stressful, flying into battle or teaching." His response was during the bombing raid it can get stressful but you're
focused on one job, but after you drop your bombs and leave the theater you have time to relax. He said the stress in teaching is all day. You have
so many different kids with different attitudes and personalities that you have to accommodate at the same time and at the same time educate them.