What my misspent youth taught me about handling ‘problem’ children

11 March 2021

Because I understand challenging children, you won™t catch me pleading for their attention with gimmicks ” what the kids call ˜begging it™. Do pupils really get anywhere by being taught where the Cuban Missile Crisis sits between ˜Lemon and Herb™ and ˜Extra Extra Hot!™ on the Nando™s ˜peri-ometer™? All this shows them is that you™ve never been to Nando™s.

I™m saying out loud what we teachers are not meant to say: that none of these trendy new teaching methods work. The chief recommendation of Asbo Teacher is simplicity. I urge teachers to equip themselves when they walk into a lesson only with a board pen.

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