Not Easy To Be a Teacher

Not Easy To Be a Teacher

Teaching those who don’t want to be taught is thankless. But how much can one stand from his ingrate students? If young people do not want to get education should anyone insist? You decide.

This teacher is far from being the only one who is treated like this by his students. It never happened at the times of the USSR. Nobody could even imagine things like this! When people got so much freedom, not everyone learnt to handle it, if they acted like this in Soviet Russia they would be severely punished. The country seems to need Stalin back!

18 thoughts on “Not Easy To Be a Teacher”

  1. Children have at all time periods of history acted out and been disruptive. I’ve read an account where a student was turned in for throwing paper darts at a portrait of Stalin. When Stalin was informed he laughed and hoped the boy was accurate (guess he needed/wanted sharpshooters thinking of the coming German Army). Of course, the magnitude might be more severe today due to the poisonous effects of globalization (the glorification/cult of violence) and the effects of numerous drugs in the environment that were absent in times past. I feel sorry for teachers. It has been and always will be a difficult profession.

  2. This is like in Sweden!! A few blacks and Arabs are missing but otherwise it is just like here. Of course, the Swedish schools look a bit more shabby but besides that it is a bullseye.

  3. Here, in Spain, it’s normal for teachers to live very similar situations of violence from students.
    It’s the wonderful products, not of the globalization (sorry, (r)evolutionist, you are wrong), of the “egalitarian” and “democratic” educational laws.
    Demagogic ideas like “Public school, from everyone and for everybody” have these results.

  4. the expression “you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink” applies wherever you go – UK, Russia or USA, rich or poor schools.

    I worked in a private boarding school in Kaluga region as a native speaking English teacher to support the Russian English teachers. I saw some very good children and some not so good – nothing compared to this.

    In my case there was a disease of affluence – “if I have [my father’s] money, why do I need to work”
    Thankfully these were rare but had a damaging effect on the other pupils.

    My school was lucky in that it could be as strict or as relaxed as they liked. A balance of good discipline over having no pupils after expelling them all.

    One boy and his brother were wild – the children of a teenage mother, who in any other situation would be at the mercy of the state systems.
    They had a rich grandfather who paid for school – plus some additional payments to the school administrator to keep him.

    In the end, they left – but not before damaging their health with smoking and strong alcohol and disrupting the education of their classmates.

    Teachers have to be skilled in diverting this negative energy. Easier said than done.

  5. Two or three disruptive pupils sabotage lessons for the rest of the class. This is so classic. Girls getting pregnant, boys starting fights. I feel sorry for the teacher. Nobody should have to put up with that. I notice that Western teachers become remarkably “snobby” and put themselves in front of bourgeois children so as not to be forced to do baby sitting duties.

  6. Its incredible that you wish upon one of the worst dictator to return just because your current Putinism doesn’t work.

    It really is awful what this professor is going through, but that doesn’t mean that you need to return to the system that did so many atrocities, caused so much pain and poverty.

    You should be ashamed of that part of history!

  7. Libertarian, if that’s the only way to get the country in a working condition, why not? You know, here in Russia we have a nice proverb – “If he hits you, he loves you”.

  8. Simple solution. Disruptive students have to run laps. If the class is disruptive, the class runs laps. Apply it across an entire school and they’ll get into line quickly. Those that don’t run get suspended and can deal with their parents.


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