I think there is a general feeling that it is against policy to be strict and set limits in school and in the classroom. This is a misunderstanding of what pupils really need. They really need discipline, limits, and alot of educatuion on what it means to be a good person.
To be a good person is certainly more important than being a good pupil. We must take into account that not every child is raised with limits on his behavior, and may not be taught how to treat others in a respectful way.
Since the pupil spennds a large portion of his life within the walls of his school, it is up to the educational system to help each pupil become the best citizen that he can
The recent "Glog" contest that was sponsered by the British Council raises this very point, how can we be the best gobal citizen and the best citizen that we can.
Like the topic of violence towar others, we can also introduce these topics in every clasroom starting at the earliest possible age
- Teaching resources
- Teacher development
- Teacher training