VIP Class Notes (Lily) [S/R]

Vocabulary

1.discipline (verb)= 管教
ex: Your mother will discipline your son if he throws the toy at another baby.

2. mete out= 给予 分配
ex: the victims might mete out their own revenge, if the criminal is not put to justice.

3. violate (verb)= disobey
ex: if you violate the rules of traffic, you will get a fine (penalty)罚款.

4. jaywalk= 横穿马路
ex: it’s illegal to jaywalk, but you get to your destination a lot faster.

5. prudent= careful
ex: Teachers should be prudent in disciplining students.

6. humiliate= 嘲笑
ex: little kids like to call names to humiliate each other.

Speaking

I remember last year, I am still doing my work, the office is very hot so I always feel dry. This year I’m not home, we use the floor heat, and I never feel dry. My husband and I don’t wear ring. I don’t think my hand looks good, if I wear a ring, it’s easier to get attention. My husband is much thinner than we are marriage, his ring is bigger and easier to get lost. One of mine, her daughter likes to play with beer bottles, but it’s made of glass, it’s very dangerous.

I think teachers should be allowed to discipline students with limited freedom. There are so many teachers. Different teachers Amy have different opinions on how to discipline teachers. The ministry of education should set rules and guide the teachers how to discipline the teachers. Maybe consulting the psychologists is also very necessary. When a teacher is disciplining students, the reaction of the student should also be taken into consideration to make sure the way of disciplining will have a positive impact on the future.

Revised

I remember last year, when I was still working, the office was very hot so I always felt dry. This year I’m a stay home/full time mother, we used the floor heat, and I never feel dry anymore. My husband and I don’t wear our ring. I don’t think my hand looks good, if I wear a ring, it’s easier to attract attention. My husband is much thinner compared to the time when we were married, his ring is looser and it’s easier to lose it. One of my friend’s daughter likes to play with beer bottle, but it’s made of glass, it’s very dangerous.

I think teachers should be allowed to discipline students with limited freedom. There are so many teachers. Different teachers have different opinions on how to discipline students. The ministry of education should set rules and guide the teachers on how to discipline the students. Maybe it’s necessary to consult the psychologists is also very necessary. When a teacher is disciplining students, the reaction of the student should also be taken into consideration, to make sure the way of disciplining will have a positive impact on the future.

Reading

The Ministry of Education issued a notice on Nov 22, soliciting public opinions on a draft regulation that gives teachers the right to discipline students. According to the regulation, primary and middle school teachers are allowed to criticize and mete out proper punishment on students who violate school discipline, social order, laws and rules, as well as those who cause chaos or disrupt the lesson. Should teachers be allowed to discipline students? Readers share their opinions.

Teachers should be prudent in disciplining students. They can punish a student without violence but hurt the child psychologically for the rest of his life. My daughter’s teacher makes students who forget to bring homework stand for an hour at their seats where they are forbidden to sit. I do believe the aim is to humiliate the student and it is not acceptable.

Disciplining is an onerous task which teachers have to do because there is no one else to do it and, if not done, more of the same bad actions will be committed that disrupt the objectives of teaching and learning, and character building for the later part of life and in society, which the teacher and educator has the responsibility to uphold.

Parents should support the teacher if only because they themselves have not done their own disciplining of their children. If they had, there would not have been any reason to have the teacher take over the role.

The headmaster must however set up proper and wise rules on how to discipline that will make sure teachers don’t overdo it until it scars the child’s mind and body into the future.