Hey Kids! Leave Those Teachers Alone
MORE than three “violent incidents” are carried out towards teachers and school staff in the Capital every day, it was revealed today.
New figures reveal there were 646 violent incidents against staff working in schools in the last academic year – which is the equivalent of more than three per term-time day.
The majority of the incidents took place in the city’s special schools, where children have complex needs which often include behavioural problems.
But 85 violent incidents towards staff also took place in the city’s mainstream primary schools, while 17 were recorded in council-run nurseries.
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Veronica Comments: I, in no way excuse the school children’s behaviour, however in my experience working with teachers they equally have a part in any incident that happens to them, nothing happens for or from nothing.
The violent thinking in the teachers heads that I have worked with is certainly cause for concern and it is this that needs addressing. Although no one is perfect, when people choose a vocation in teaching, I would highly recommend that the way forward is for the teachers to have training in their own emotional behaviour. “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.” ~ Lao Tzu. So come on teachers wake up to life!!!