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Member since 28 Oct 2006
Member from Eltham
Robbie won't be still in class, disrupts other students.
1958 - Robbie sent to office and given 6 of the best by the Principal. Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again but learns violence is the answer and becomes a bully
Today- Robbie’s learning style is recognized and his class behaviour is managed."
Yeah - RIGHT!
Member since 28 May 2008
Member from Wrights Bush
If my husband has disruptive students in his class, he tells them straight (Polytech level). "You have come here to learn, you are not at school now to play. Either you leave the room to allow the other students to concentrate, or you remain and keep QUIET!!!"
It seems to work as he gets good results from them in the end, and they ring him up personally and thank them for getting through.
Member since 18 Jul 2008
Member from Porirua
That's what my geography teacher said to our class all those years ago (not to me so you can skip the jokes). It worked then and it works now.
I've been sent out of the room for yakking Hero. Nothings changed.
Yea that happened to me in primary and it made me a very shy and reserved child. It took me years to get over being punished just for childish exuberance.
Member since 02 Feb 2007
Member from Mangere Central
Damn,I should have had a teacher with your husbands temperament Gayebelle.My English teacher threw chalk at me.Because I loved gawping out the window,at the swimmers.And my Maths Teacher had the cheek to send me to stand out in FRONT of the CollegeSo everybody could see I had misbehaved in class.One trip out there was enough for me.Butter would not melt in me mouth after that.
Member since 02 Nov 2006
Member from Linwood
In my day you got dragged from your desk by the ear and waylaid into by a Sister of Mercy with a big thick stick. Only the boys got sent to the parish priest. I watched a boy take the stick from the old witch and beat her with it.
We sat stunned. He was expelled. For those who think this was just treatment then you are as sick as this nun. Bullies ruled the schools then. Today there are still bullies but they are kids.
Ooh I've heard some stories about those nuns Joybel. One example was a Nun had fallen into a bathtub of scalding water, and burnt herself severely. The children of the parish were told to pray hard for her, if they didn't pray hard enough she would die!
My eldest brother always had the backside of his pants ripped open due to caning. He is (was - deceased now) the kindest, most gentle, loving man I have met, just wasn't understood for his continuous pranks.
Can you imagine what it was like for a child living in one of their Orphanages. Although, to be fair ,if Jane Eyre was a true tale then all other religions were just as cruel and sadistic.
Member since 04 Jan 2008
Been there ,done that ,and not a nice experience...
Was laughing REALLY so bad ?that we had to get punished ,we werent laughing at them for goodness sake, just something was said that tickled your fancy,,,,,,,we often got the giggles and man they gave you a giggle on the other side of our faces.
Truly some were what I would call very callous and Unkind..., I can only speak from my own Experience.....
Didnt lose my sense of humour ,,but was pretty bottled up at times in Class ,and when it wasnt,,, paid the price big time ..
Member since 31 May 2007
Member from Palmerston North
I've got a "nun" story as well! At my Catholic primary school -- this was in the Cold War-era 1950s -- one of my teachers scared the bejeepers out of me and probably everyone else in my class too, raving on about the Communists for an entire year. The evil godless Communists were coming, they were going to invade NZ and when they did we were all going to be thrown in jail and tortured for our religion..... can you believe that?
I sure did -- I think I was nine or ten at the time.
Member since 29 Nov 2007
Member from Tauranga
Westminster Abbey. What a magnificent building. Over 1000 years old. If you tried to build it today you would not get a building permit!
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