Time and time again we have watched videos of Teachers and students getting “into it” in the classroom and the debate is always the same.
There are two perspectives regarding teachers’ behavior.
One viewpoint suggests that teachers should exercise a degree of self-control, opting to either take a break or, depending on the situation, face potential job consequences.
The contrasting viewpoint acknowledges that teachers, as human beings with genuine emotions, contend with undisciplined and disrespectful students.
In the video below this teacher who allegedly teaches at a Rowlett Highschool in Texas can be seen visibly upset, in once instance throwing and slamming a chair.
In the video he seems to be yelling at one student about his behavior saying he was tired of being disrespected everyday.
As comments roll in about the incident a math teacher on our Instagram page said ‘disrespect’ was one of the reasons she no longer teaches.
This is one of the biggest reasons I stopped being a teacher. I loved teaching math. I still love teaching math. Unfortunately, they do not pay enough for any human to put up with the level of disrespect these children dish out. Discipline starts at home and sadly, so many parents fail to provide the same but have an expectation of teachers, parents wouldn’t even be able to handle. A teacher never so much as needed to call my name growing up because I knew my mother and father did not play that.
another person shared a similar sentiment:
Exactly why I chose not to teach because I’m not tolerating no disrespectful child who just learned how to wipe their a$! semi-probably in my space of learning. NOPE. I’m sorry these teachers have to deal with this and some of the parents aren’t any better.
One of our teachers said she sets the tone in her classroom from day 1.
So for me I set tone in my classroom day one within first 15 min. I establish that my room is a safe place I allow no bullying. I preface that once they cross my threshold I demand for them to respectfully interact with peers, me and self. If they step out of line I check em instantly. Remind them of rules and that they have consequences for breaking em phones go in bookbags, bookbags go at front of room.
Someone else agreed with her suggesting that this teacher maybe chose the wrong career.
agreed. Being a teacher you must have patience and the ability to set the tone. Every job is challenging I get joy out of teaching, I feel like maybe he chose the wrong career if it were ever to become this stressful with a situation I would have to rethink my career.
I do have those who buck the system, but again with consistency, writing them up Everytime, emailing home every time and even sometimes making them place phone on my desk or away from them. Have I had instances where it has been a battle, yes, but the only way I would get to this point is if someone puts hands on me then yes chairs will be thrown.
This lacks all the context of how often this teacher is likely abused by his students as well as what triggered this outburst. A solid 10/10 the kids likely earned this by pushing him to his limit. Adults are humans too and teachers take a lot of shit without flinching. The students got him there and sometimes there are natural consequences. We try hard not to yell but it happens sometimes.
Teachers, don’t let it get this far. Just leave. Schools will allow you to be abused as long as you’re willing to stay and accept it. Gather your things and head to your car. There is a teacher shortage. You have more power than you think.
Imagine 5 -6 years that do this…disrespectful, physically aggressive , a phone call to mom doesn’t even scared them. We are tired, we our sick of it, it’s not the same teaching as when I started 27 years ago! I loved going to work. Parents were supportive. A call home gets this response “ write it up and give it to somebody”?
Nah I totally understand this. One time I left my class in the hallway and went into my classroom and just cried. I cried in front of them, I yelled, I called parents (even though the bad behavior is their fault), I’ve come reeeeeeeaaaaaaaal close to hitting kids. They are BAD. And the parents are worse. I powered through to the end of the school year and quit. FTK!!!!! Then when there are no teachers left to teach, yall will be crying that your Monday-Friday babysitter is closed. I feel awful for him and I understand that frustration. I wouldn’t blame him at all if he quit and didn’t think twice about ever going back into a classroom.
My kids school currently is on strike since this morning!! Principle straight didn’t show up! These teachers are tired!!!! These parents have to do better forreal!!
Comment and continue let us know your thoughts.
Was the teacher wrong? Should he lose his job?