What She Wore: burgundy, long-sleeve henley with a deep v-neck; white undershirt; black gauchos; black, leather, knee-high boots.
I work with another woman, and she is really struggling these days with discipline. She has this one class that just HATES her, and I’m really struggling to understand why. This job of mine is difficult. The kids are difficult. I have never been an ace with the discpline. I try and try, but generally, I’m a little too lax and the kids take advantag–then I get frustrated and yell. This is a lot better than it was, but I’m clearly far from perfect. What I wonder is this? What makes kids just hate a teacher? Not just one kid, but a whole group. What makes one person’s yelling par for the course and anther person’s intolerable? Any thoughts?
I guess I wasn’t clear–I’m not talking about MY discipline–I’ve been doing this for several years and am a fairly comfortable place with the whole thing. I just wonder why the kids hate my colleague’s discipline so much. I just wanted it to be clear that the rest of us aren’t singing them love songs and sneaking them candy bars. Worry not about me– discipline is a journey, but I’m fairly happy with the where I am along the way.