Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Jamie's Dream School

Managed 40 seconds of Jamie's School tonight. Turned on to hear the Head pleading with the scrotes:

"You think I'm soft because I'm being reasonable"

When the camera switched, I realised that actually they thought he was soft because he said "please" all the time, allowed them to chew lollipops, have bottles of water on their desks and talk over him. It was uncanny how much he reminded me of the Head at St. Thickchilds.

Mrs C then picked up something to throw at the telly so I hurriedly changed the channel.

10 comments:

jaljen said...

I couldn't watch it. I already have enough self-disgust at the way I kow-tow to the little sh!tes.

Hideki said...

I have to say I'm disappointed, but not surprised, to see such a word as 'sh!tes' being used to describe children by someone who is obviously involved in the day-to-day care of such individuals.

I believe the children are the future. You should treat them well and let them lead the way. Teachers should show children all the beauty they possess inside and give them a sense of pride and not use such descriptions.

Children feel bad enough already about themselves. Teachers should show them the greatest love of all which is learning to love yourself.
It is the greatest love of all.

I'm also offended at the use of the word 'sh!te' because it looks like Shi'ite, a word which would be extremely offensive to those who belonged to that part of Islam called Sunni because it would indicate that you discriminate.

You should have called them 'sunny sh!tes' but that would show that you are Islamophobic, so I hope that you will avoid using that word at all in the future.

Anonymous said...

The 'appeasement' style of the head teacher does not seem to be helping the children fulfill their potential at all. It seems to be having the opposite effect and be damaging their, and everybody else's education in the school.

rippon said...

'Jamie’s Dream School' is doing an excellent job of lifting the lid on the dire state of state ‘education’.

We get a very good insight into how much anger and aggression is always bubbling under the surface with so many teenagers within state schools and how, when that is always bubbling away, the aggression inevitably bursts out as abusive language and/or physical violence.

The nation might begin to appreciate that ‘teaching’ (so-called) is far more about ‘containment’ than ‘education’. For example, you have to plan your lessons according to what students will find do-able, thereby more likely to keep them in their seats, rather than according to what they will find challenging – which they will immediately give up on, leading to restlessness, leading to arguments, leading to fights.

Years ago, a colleague of mine was (repeatedly) driven close to, or actually to, tears because, no matter how hard he tried, he couldn’t get them to listen and engage. I told him that he must +lower+ his expectations of students (i.e. the exact opposite of what the hypocritical education establishment say); that he must recognise his job for what it really was – an attempt to civilise the savages rather than enlighten the next generation. Being idealistic, na├»ve and holier-than-thou, he said he didn’t like my characterisation of students as savages. Fair enough. But then he was the one who couldn’t survive, repeatedly looking weak in front of pupils through his obvious frustration and misery; and he came close to suspension/termination through manhandling a pupil who wouldn’t ‘listen’. I, on the other hand, focused on setting tasks that were very doable and occupying rather than trying too hard to explain difficult concepts to feral creatures. The first priority in state schools has to be to +control+ pupils, not +educate+ them. Only when you have good control techniques can you hope to move on to a bit of education.

jerym said...

Congratulations on excellent irony Hideki--------err! it was irony?

Lilyofthefield said...

I earnestly hope so.
Though perhaps Hideki has been fortunate enough to have never had the care of feral, self-consumed, underbred, oppositional-as-default adolescents.
Bless.

Anon 00:32 said...

"an attempt to civilise the savages rather than enlighten the next generation"


excellent quote

Anonymous said...

I believe the children are the future. You should treat them well and let them lead the wayshow children all the beauty they possess inside and give them a sense of pride.

I thought I'd seen this somewhere before.
John Gibson

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/whitneyhouston/greatestloveofall.html

Dack said...

I see my job as maintaining discipline, not teaching it. Otherwise, parents may end up redundant.

A lot should be sacked, mind.

cheeky chappy said...

Some of these kids (and some parents) would benefit from a PNA ( Post Natal Abortion)