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I Teach 7th grade history and love it. When I was raised if my parents got a phone call from the teacher my little butt got bruised. Today it seems like I call a parent and I spend more time explaining myself to the parent. I hear," My son says this" or "I think you may have made a mistake about Johnny". I think we should bring back the board. I can get some 2coolers to teach an in-service to teachers how to be professional about laying the board. What do you guys think?
 

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Meet the board of education.

This one?
 

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Jacob, I teach 8th grade history and I know what you mean. I will say that a majority of the parents I talk to are cooperative and respectful, but every now and then you get one of those who will tell you it's your problem not theirs. I think a little "education" would benefit both students and parents.
 

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Most students who have good parents either don't cause problems or it only happens once. The chronic trouble makers have parents that blame teachers and the system. I gaurantee if we quit babysitting Johnny and let the parent pay for a babysitter. You know what would happen?
 

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chronic trouble makers wait for the teacher after school or, today maybe in the class room, so what are you going to do, get in a fist fight, lose your job and get sued

chronic trouble makers need to be removed from the class room so they don't effect other students and the teachers

I'm not talking about the ones who make a joke from time to time. I'm talking about the ones who would cut your tires, break your windows and worse.

Do you think if pops were allowed, they would be given evenly.

Do you hit your friends and family members when they don't listen to you.

Do you hit your dog or pet.

Do you think business owners and managers should be allowed to hit the workers.

Don't get me wrong, if my child was to become a chronic trouble maker, then I would deal with the situation. The problem is most chronic trouble makers parents will not deal with the problem. So, I think the only solution is to get them out or get to them early and maybe have a chance of changing their attitudes.
 

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There's some interesting replies here, for sure. When I was in high school, it wasn't Coach Taylor's paddle that you had to worry about. He gave you plenty of warning and you knew when it was coming. Ms. Bolton's Texas History book upside your head was a whole different story. I guess we had a whole different kind of relationship with our teachers back then. I will never forget the idiot that pulled a knife of Ms. B. There wasn't enough left of him for our principal to throw out of school.
 

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I recall the coach's (Sam the Sailor) licks. Most time it was quick and with a lanyard that his whistle hung on. If he had to bring out the wooden paddle it was bad news. As I recall getting a lick from the lanyard was like a badge of honor. Now the paddle was something you only did once. It was definitely an attitude adjustment tool. I do not recall anyone being scarred for life or sent to the hospital. I think it made better students and better citizens. Those that are against it listened to much to Dr. Spock.
 

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My math teachers' (Mr. Ward) class was in the old auditorium. When he gave "pops" it was behind the curtains. It echoed all across the school and got everyones mind right. Something wasn't right about him, I think he enjoyed it.
 

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Your kinda a sissy if...

you could take all your pops in one sitting. I was on the "installment plan", I had to take at least 3 a day, and could take up to 8. Took a while to work off 72 pops!! LOL My usual was 4 to 6 a day.

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Where do some of you teach, in the process of getting certified right now. Have a degree in History and plan on teaching 8-12th grade Social Studies. Taking my content test in Nov and PPR probably in Jan.
 

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I'm in Angleton, teaching 7th grade Texas history. We've been all over the pops thing in the last few months here. All I'll reiterate here is that it worked on me but good. Mostly because if you got it at school, it was waiting for you at home too.

The most terrifying thing a kid could hear when I was growing up was your mother saying, "Go to your room and wait for your father to get home."
 

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LMAO at Aggiedan....

been fishing for a week, and just got back to this string!! LOL

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Most of the parents of trouble makers are the problem. That is why the child is the way he or she is. I work all day long in DMC ( dention) at a large high school that is 79% minority. Many of these mexican kids have no family life. Half of there parents are in jail or beat there wifes and kids and the other half have no formal education so they cannot even help there kids. Many of the parents think the high school kids should be out working and making $700.00 month working in a cafe or land scape. I deal with them every single day. Some kids get assigned 10 days to DMC. How does that help them? If they where that bad they should be in an alternative school and not in DMC. Hardly any of the teachers send them any work so they just set in here getting farther and farther behind. Most of these kids have no role model other than bad ones. They do not see any future in there lives. This is one of the problems with imigration we are trying to teach a different life style to kids who's parents only know one life style.

Don,t get me wrong, we have some wonderful mexican kids here at school who are trying there best to get out of the life they are in. I am glad for those kids.
 

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I remember getting it at school then the teacher or principal telling me, and tonight I'm gonna call your parents and let them know what happened (my parents were also teachers within the district)...
Man, I'd get home and just about die everytime the phone rang.... I can laugh about it now, 20+ years later, but I thought I was going to die at the time...
 

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Mont said:
There's some interesting replies here, for sure. When I was in high school, it wasn't Coach Taylor's paddle that you had to worry about. He gave you plenty of warning and you knew when it was coming. Ms. Bolton's Texas History book upside your head was a whole different story. I guess we had a whole different kind of relationship with our teachers back then. I will never forget the idiot that pulled a knife of Ms. B. There wasn't enough left of him for our principal to throw out of school.
Wow - Bringing up Ms. Bolton!! I had her for Texas History as well...in 1994. She tought there FOREVER!!
 
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