(1920-1996) British novelist autobiographer of children's fiction in the field of education teacher
? published in 1955 ? best-selling first book ? one of his autobiographical books ? an honest account of teaching in a London secondary modern school in the 1950s ? sequel--This Right Soft Lot,1969
Boys in the 1950s
? teenagers ? secondary school students ? becoming more rebellious, defensive, and at times, disrespectful,due to economic growth and media development ? the generation gap
1.Do you think we can classify those students in the story as “bad students”? ? Though the students failed to summit the discipline, we can’t define them as “bad students”. ? Knowledge is virtue while ignorance is evil. -Socrates
? 2.Is it necessary for school to keep discipline? What are the benefits and drawbacks? ? From the aspect of school, teacher, student (study and personality growth… ), society and …
? Lack of classroom discipline results in academic chaos, low student performance and teacher exhaustion and frustration. ? School discipline helps students become selfdiscipline, which is important for their further development. ? It is necessary for the students to obey the basic rules in school, like going to class on time and respect their teachers.
? “True freedom is impossible without a mind made
free by discipline.” ― Mortimer J. Adler ? “Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, whether you like it or not.” ― Thomas Henry Huxley ? It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through. –Zig Ziglar
? 3.If you were the author, what will you do? Will you punish these troublemakers?
? 3.No punishment. ? Before class: make preparation ? During class: ? (1)Quiet classroom: Play the quiet games like
wooden train whistle ? (2)Make students focus on you: make your lesson interesting
? After class: befriend students
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