Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Don't mess with Teacher Brian ...



So my biggest problem in my kid's class is my lack of discipline. I'm too nice and according to my Chinese co-teacher "smile too much". It's a serious problem. My students think they can walk all over me because I'm fresh of the boat. But I've had enough...
There's a kid in my class who is always being rude....As an aside, little kids really are creative in coming up with mean, hurtful nicknames...

So ******* didn't do his homework yesterday. Ok fair enough. So I told him (not asked) him to do it during break time. He looked at me and said NO!....little bastard! So I told him one more time....again NO! Well then I got pissed. I opened the door and said
"Ok ******** you can either do your homework in playtime OR you can go to the office and sit there during playtime...it's your choice"
I could see his little brain thinking over his options. He apparently decided that he was going to draw a line in the sand and call my bluff.

SO after giving him one minute to decide....I said "Ok you made your choice, I closed the door and wrote a note to his parents in his book (they have a book that I must sign everyday and their parents must sign too. Normally I just sign and don't write anything about their behavior, but this time he pushed me too far)....I wrote a nice little note to his parents saying he wouldn't do his homework when I asked him. The rest of the class everyone was real quiet. Probably shocked because I've never written to any of their parents about their bad behavior before....

But seriously I can't let him blatantly disobey me in front of the entire class....there'd be complete anarchy. I feel bad about being mean, but I have to sometimes.

Don't mess with the bull young man.......you'll get the horns.

-Brian

1 comment:

Daniel said...

i'm sorry Mr. Viani.. i'll do my homework next time..

i do love cake