I can't imagine how stressful it must be to be a teacher. ..I was quite a brat all through high school, and definutely wouldn't want to put up with a kid that made as much trouble as I did. Plus, I'm not very fond of kids. Good, sweet kids are ok, but just ok. LOL
I'm sure it's unbelievable stressful and frustrating trying to teach and make a difference in children's lives, and not being shown any respect. So, I am empathetic towards your situation.
It sounds like you need to have a sit down with your school's principal. If she's praising bad behavior, what exactly is it that she's wanting you to do in the classroom?
..btw, what grade do you teach?..sounds like junior high.
Don't let your frustrations get the best of you though. You may want to beat the shit out of these kids...literally....but I'm pretty sure that you really
don't want that. You're just frustrated.
Hitting a child is wrong. Some people are very adamant in the idea that hitting women is wrong because they're women: they're small and weak. I don't agree with that one exactly like that (I'll explain if you wish), but children are
smaller and weaker. Correcting bad behavior by hurting them mentally and physically is wrong. Humiliating them in front of their friends and peers is wrong. Giving another adult, who has no emotional connection to your child, the right to hit them, is wrong.
I think NYG brings up a good point:
Last thing I want is a teachers rage to be taken out on kids.
Isn't that what you're kind of admitting to? Frustration?....Anger?.......Resentment?..............Rage?
I think it's especially hard for people who were raised with physical abuse to let go of the idea.
I was raised with it. ..And I wouldn't wish a belt on anyone else. A belt, a book, a paddle, or a hand.