This is very much a continuation of my previous post, but I think it is very interesting and as this is essentially my diary, I have decided to force it upon you hehe :).
In short it is about British pupils who learn the harsh reality about discipline in the Chinese classroom and begs the questions “Are our kids being taught enough in the class room and are they tough enough to handle more?”
Of course this question applies to teachers such as myself and whether we are doing enough to help mould our students for the realities of business life and survival?
So What Do We Learn From The Outcome?
Often we see such circumstances as one being better than the other depending on whose side you are on.
But I think under such circumstances it could well be a way of finding a middle ground to direct teens down the right path?
Personally, I feel the Chinese method is very excessive, but I also feel that schools around the democratic world are getting very lackadaisical to say the least. We should look at other nations as an example and certainly implement at least some parts of the methodology to better prepare our students in the future. And to better prepare our students means getting teachers (me included) trained up and do a better job. It is not about punishment, but rather about learning… and why not make learning fun but with guidelines?
Any thoughts anyone? Are we getting too soft?