Behavior in the classroom-worse now than they were 20 years ago, and why?

Discussion in 'Elementary Education' started by massteacher, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

    Apr 12, 2006
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    Nov 28, 2010

    Perhaps. But not all my friends teach in Catholic Schools.

    Lots and lots has changed. Family structure and the economy and so much else.

    But I still think that the kids in my classes, and the kids in my neighborhood, and the kids I see working at McDonalds are no different from the kids I grew up with.

    And the ability of a parent to pay tuition doesn't always translate into a model student. The kids I teach now are no different from the NYC Public School kids I studen taught in 1980. Education is different, but the kids are the same.

    And, no matter what the time frame, every school has some teachers who seem adept at handling the kids, at connecting with them.
  2. MrsC

    MrsC Multitudinous

    Aug 8, 2005
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    Nov 28, 2010

    Whenever this topic comes back, I think back to my own days as a student. While I was one of the 'model' students, I was far from being in the majority. Often, my students will say or do something that will cause me to flashback to my time of the other side of the teacher's desk--a different time and place, but many similarities.

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