Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Use Common Sense

After reading this article, “Somersworth parent calls for action after she says teacher cut her daughter’s hair”, I couldn’t believe that this teacher didn’t use common sense. What was he thinking? Why in the world would anyone do this to anyone in the whole world?

Yes, all teachers experience frustration.

Yes, many times, students will not obey teachers.

But was this a battle worth fighting?

Was this a battle worth winning?

I’m surprised that this teacher was not arrested and charged with battery.

According to Cornell Law School, Battery means, “In criminal law, this is a physical act that results in harmful or offensive contact with another person without that person's consent.”

What right did this teacher have to get physical with this student?

Why would a teacher, who put in many hours, days, months, and years of hard work into training to be a teacher, risk everything for this kind of behavior?

This makes me want to shout out to every teacher candidate, new teacher, and experienced teacher to USE YOUR COMMON SENSE!!

Think before you act!  Would you want someone to do this to you? To your child? How would you react as this parent?

So, I have to say, Please, please, I beg everyone who is training to be a teacher or who is already a teacher, PLEASE USE YOUR COMMON SENSE!

How else do you think we can train teachers better to use their common sense? Please share.

Photo by Matt Artz on Unsplash

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