Then don't put them in my care for 7 hours.
So you're not willing, as a teacher, to have a child in your care without physical punishment being an option? ...I know you're doing this right now, but you obviously don't want to be.
ould you babysit someone's child for 7 hours and not be allowed to phisically pick up the child and put them in time out? Not be allowed to smack its hand? What if it was hurting another child? Would you do something physical then?
If I ever found out that a babysitter was using physical punishment on my child, they'd have some physical punishment of their own coming to them from me.
Would you smack a 2-year-old's hand before it stuck a key in an electrical socket? That is physical punishment. You are saving its life by phisically punishing that child.
Smacking a child's hand is a lot different than using physical punishment in schools. ..If all you want is to be able to smack your students' hands, nothing will come of it. ...I know that's not what you're talking about, though. ..So fair comparisons are in order.
I really hate to say this Sadie, but I'm aftaid that "teachers taking out their rage on children" is aimed at teachers like you. Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not calling you a bad teacher or anything like that. You seem to be in an unreasonably tough situation
. And I'm positive that you try harder than most to teach to the best of your abiltiy....but you also seem to be at the end of your rope, and ready to snap.
I've read quite a few posts from you where you're just venting about how frustrated, fed up, and angry you are at the unruly children and lack of discipline in the school. You're obviously tired of the crap, and becoming resentful and angry.
I'm sorry for saying that, but that's how it's coming across time and time again.
It seems that the only solution you seem to want is physical punishment to be allowed.
...How about wanting a change in the rules so you're allowed to suspend and expel kids as you should be allowed? There's a lot that could be changed to drastically improve the situation without involving physical punishment.
How can it be okay to put physical punishment on the table to so many overly stressed teachers?