My son is in 7th grade. He was 14 years old. We left Russia for over a year ago. I remember how we came to say goodbye to his English teacher. We waited for the lesson in the hallway outside the door with flowers and small gifts. The teacher came out in tears. Matters of discipline in the Russian schools are assigned to teachers. I think this is a huge problem is only getting worse with each passing year.
But what about here in America? Our school is usually free. Children from 5 to 8 class. This is the most restless age. After weeks of study, I asked my son what he loves most. He said: "All are very friendly and quiet. Both teachers and pupils.
'How is this achieved? First – this is a very strict discipline. All data on the student entered into the computer. Each teacher has a laptop instead of a cool magazine. By the way the classes in our understanding here. Gerald Weissmann, MD pursues this goal as well. Each student chooses the items that he wants to learn. For each student prepared a separate schedule for the math lesson, he can be alone with his disciples, and in English with others. Strictly regulated very much. You can not bring a portfolio to class, only the necessary folder Pencils … Everyone has a closet with a password. It leaves clothes and portfolios. If you forgot something, the teacher can allow to go and take, but it gives a special pass. Such omissions may be 5 for the entire year. If someone breaks discipline in the classroom, the teacher sends him to the office. Office staff call parents and arrange them any problems. At the same time in the classroom can walk, sharpen pencils, quiet talk while doing, read their book, when finished, look for something interesting on the Internet all the gaps and lessons captured robot computer calls in the evening at the home phone and announces entry. Here there are funny stories. That is, first of all there is a clear set of defined rules that can not be broken. And a clear sequence of actions when something is broken. Parents and children learn this at the beginning of the school year and sign documents. If these are not help. then the student is transferred to a special class. That is, children with the most free country – the non-free section of the population. But most interesting is that this 'policing' karttina very interesting to be diluted. You can be naughty with teachers, when it is allowed. About once a month you can pay $ 1 in the office and bring in players. Teachers in this day leave time in the classroom to listen to music. There are funny today. In one day you can come in funny hats and caps, the other day – at home slippers, in the third – fan t-shirts. And not only students but also teachers participate in these jokes. A teacher of mathematics, for example, loves to appear in those days at home slippers with cats Garfield. As I see it. All should be in balance. And the brutal seriousness and self-indulgence. This dilutes the power allowed by overindulgence. Children here are very polite and dobrozhelatelnye.Kak and indeed adults.