10 Things You Never Hear In TeachingMarch 1, 2008
I have never heard:
“Our students have too much self-esteem.”
“Annabel and Mary, please stop bothering Lee and Jordan. They are working hard and you are putting them off with your silly behaviour.”
“As SENCO I have been involved in dealing with Reece’s behaviour problems. It turns out that they are due to the fact he is a bad person. I have written this in his IEP.”
“Well I would ask you to do that, but it’s really not your job.”
“We have also analysed our results by ethnicity and gender. Afro-Caribean boys are our highest achievers, but our results are being dragged down by Asian girls.”
“PSHE is my favourite lesson”
“I don’t know my rights.”
“Remember children, if you fail your GCSEs you are a loser and you will have a rubbish life”.
“Today’s assembly is about responsibilities and duties.”
“Kids today are so much better behaved than they used to be.”
Please feel free to add your own suggestions.