Teach English in Yangshi Zhen - Loudi Shi

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I believe discipline in the classroom has a time and place. Obviously, depending on the age group or behavior of the classroom will define if discipline is needed. When to use discipline is simple, the teacher must ask themselves one question, is it disrupting the students time to learn? If the answer to that question is a yes then action must be taken at that point. As a future teacher I think the best way to make it clear to the student that bad behavior will not be tolerated is by implementing a three strike system: the first strike is a warning, the second strike is detention and a paper assigned to the student asking them to write what mistake they made and how they will improve in the future, the third strike is being sent to the principals office and a written letter from the teacher to the parents. I believe a three strike system is fair because it gives the student chances to realize what they did wrong and do better. I don't think it's very fair for teacher to just discipline their students outright for their first mistake or discipline them in front of of their student peers. Discipline is sometimes necessary but needs to be fair. Young students who generally have disciplinary problems do it because of an internal need that hasn't been met. The most likely explanation would be issues at home or a feeling of not belonging or fitting in with their peers. I think one thing that will aid that issue is the teacher coming from a place of understanding. As a future teacher would sit down with the student and ask them what is going on, because maybe it could be an issue I as a teacher would need to work on. Maybe this particular student is hyper-active or has a short attention span and would do better if he was assigned projects or the use of games as learning tools may help. I would want to make my classroom a safe space.  As a future teacher it is important to make the classroom a safe space so that students can have the freedom to learn without having to worry about anything. Thus, I would adopt a zero tolerance policy when it comes to bullying. In my experience as a previous student I would get bullied mercilessly by girls in my class. If I didn't have the wonderful teachers that I did who did not put up with that behavior in class I may not have done as well as I did in school because of it. When you are a student being bullied it is hard to focus on anything outside of the classroom, so when recess would end and I would go back to my class I thought of the classroom as a safe haven because no one could harass me there.  Discipline is sometimes necessary but can be used to positively impact other students lives or make them see the errors in their ways so they can become better people.