Corporal Punishment......

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Re: Corporal Punishment......

Post by Katharine » Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:22 pm

Phil, some of your posts about teaching in Thailand remind me so much of my teaching in Brunei. It was almost impossible at first to persuade the students to tell me if I made a silly mistake in a calculation on the board. When they got to know me, then they did but I am not sure they did for all of my colleagues.

When I started all the students called me Mrs Dobson, after a few weeks they gradually started calling me 'Cher'. I tried reminding them of my name, but they ignored me, about the only time they did. I asked for help from my colleagues in the staff room - only to get amazed reactions that they were calling me Cher already. It was their abbreviation for Teacher and definitely an honorific. I like to think it recognised all my abilities as a teacher including knowledge of the subject as well as the ability to teach it in an interesting way and to control the class. Some of my colleagues never progressed to being called Cher. It did amuse my sons if we were out (even on holiday in Singapore) to have a grinning student greet me with a cry of "Hello Cher".

I was the only European teacher in the school, to the younger children (we were all through 5 - 16) I was known as 'The teacher with the yellow hair' it was precise but I treasured being Cher!
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Post by michael scuffil » Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:03 am

Cher as in Sonny and.. , perhaps?
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Re: Corporal Punishment......

Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:04 pm

Let us face facts ------ we live in a different age, and a different Culture, from the days of our youth.
What worked for us, and the Society, in which we lived, is no longer either, acceptable or effective,

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Post by J.R. » Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:06 pm

NEILL THE NOTORIOUS wrote:Let us face facts ------ we live in a different age, and a different Culture, from the days of our youth.
What worked for us, and the Society, in which we lived, is no longer either, acceptable or effective,

----------- Just sit in your Bathchair and put up with it !!!! :lol:

Mores the pity !!

I have my doubts about the use of the word 'effective', though !
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Re: Corporal Punishment......

Post by huntertitus » Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:23 pm

"Spare the rod and spoil the child"

Now a parent can be arrested for following this maxim, children are carrying knives and have no fear of any authority, even the boys in blue

One day this will all be changed back, when people finally see that the liberal experiments of the 60s and 70's which we still abide by are wrong
and the result has only been a breakdown of law and order

(Rant, rant)

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Re: Corporal Punishment......

Post by J.R. » Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:33 pm

Between last Thursday and bank-holiday Monday, Dorking FC's ground was 'attacked' twice by mindless yobs, who not only broke into the board-room, but delighted in cutting the goal nets in several places.

Two more crime numbers for Surrey Police to log. Our ground is longside a public recreation park, a well know haunt for under-age drinkers and the like in the evenings.

Our ground is a secure private site.

Needles to say, youngest daughters huge Rotty is going to have a lot of evening strolls round DFC's ground with me in the near future.....


.... and woe-betide any naughty little scally-wag he catches trespassing !
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Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:59 pm

And who to know, better than yourself, that the little scallywag will scream "ASSAULT !!" and head for the nearest Brief , experienced in Compensation ! :twisted:

We continue to moan the Present Society ! :(

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Post by J.R. » Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:17 pm

Let him, (or her), scream, assuming their throat is still intact !

Personally - I couldn't give a sh1t !
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Re: Corporal Punishment......

Post by huntertitus » Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:40 pm

J.R for P.M.!

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Re: Corporal Punishment......

Post by midget » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:21 pm

Hear HEAR!
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Re: Corporal Punishment......

Post by wurzel » Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:51 pm

CHAZ wrote:I think corporal punishment had pretty much died out in the late 70s-80s though I do remember once in LHA being "sent down" and being "cracked" by Spider maddren. This was a shoe and quite frankly a big joke. In PeB I don't think JED punished anyone in this fashion...but then again the Child Act wasn't far away so power moved from the staff to the pupils...
too bad in soem respects.
Bob sillett still used the slipper in early 80's (81-5) in LHB and I came form a state primary where his wife used it AFTER it was meant to have been abolished.

House drills were worst I remember doing doctors loops at 6:30 am with a meglomaniac UF cycling around holding a hockey stick to ensure you didn't dawdle. Only ever got a couple and one of those was believe it or not for "passing wind on the back asphalt" I think it was somebody Amis who gave it to me. I think a lot of those kind of things stopped with the merger, especially after the outsry over the fact the girls school drills were shorter than the boys (along with their steeplechases)

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Re: Corporal Punishment......

Post by gsjones » Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:31 pm

I certainly remember getting the plimsol from the infamous J.D Shippam back in my Lamb B days(1988 to '91),and it didn't do me any harm.I think being made to take a cold shower was worse,but hey it toughened me up.

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Re: Corporal Punishment......

Post by Great Plum » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:49 pm

Good old JDS... by the time I was at the school, there was none of that, just the occasional peeve!
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Re: Corporal Punishment......

Post by gsjones » Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:03 pm

The good old JDS peeve,they were the stuff of legend.Did his head still go completely bright red?

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Re: Corporal Punishment......

Post by Tommy » Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:41 pm

gsjones wrote:The good old JDS peeve,they were the stuff of legend.Did his head still go completely bright red?
Remember once we were in Geography and most of us hadn't finished the prep he'd set. He stormed out (complete with red head) having called us "a bunch of f****** ****s" so we finished off the work we should have done during the lesson after a quick discussion. I also had a bag of sweets - the candy letters you could buy from the Tuck Shop - so we piled up our exercise books and wrote "Sorry" on the top. He was fine the next lesson!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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