My name is Wintermute and this I DUMBR. Its a blog to help you be a better teacher. I don't know how many times I've talked about yelling and other forms of discipline but here I am again.
Yesterday I had a free hour and was rather bored, so I decided to sit on another teachers class. She had zero control. Her only punishment was yelling, and a lot of it. Obviously this had no effect on any of the kids. They were screaming the entire hour and all the teacher did was yell back the entire hour.
So eventually she sent some students home early and kept the "bad" kids around. Their punishment was they were not allowed to go home yet. Grant it , it wasn't even home time yet, so basically their punishment was staying the full period of class...I guess.
The teacher looks at me and says she doesn't understand why they wont shut up. The students sat there screaming at the top of their lungs. Mind you these kids are 14 years old, its not like they are little 5 year olds or anything.
So once again, this only proves my point that yelling at your students will do nothing. I mean really, everyone yells at them, their parents yell at them, the Korean teachers yell at them, their friends yell at them.They don't care, it doesn't effect them. You are going to need something a little more substantial then yelling.