Today, I turn to Mylot to distract myself

@annierose (17692)
Philippines
November 17, 2016 6:59am CST
I usually spend my evenings writing an article for my blog. This day is different. I felt like I cannot focus on it. I am devastated with what happened at work. One of the students threw a paper on me during the class that I had to use my hand to slap him. He cried and went to the guidance office to tell what I did. I was called to go there after my class and I told what happened. The student even said that he will let his guardian know what I did. I encouraged him go and tell his guardian what happened. It will be a good time for his guardian to know what he had been doing in my class. His adviser knowing his real attitude in the class told in the office too that the student was a real headache. Just like me, he agreed that it is a must that his guardian goes to the school. The student realizing what a big headache he was later told to the guidance counselor he will no longer ask his guardian to go to the school. I know that what I did was wrong. I shouldn't slap him but my words have no power to him. I just felt weak and unhappy that all I just wanted to do is cry.
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@JudyEv (123140)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Nov 16
I can understand that this would be very upsetting for you. I think you have handled it well and it seems the student knows he is in the wrong. I am glad the counsellor backed you up. I hope you have a better day tomorrow.
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
17 Nov 16
Thank you Judy. What I am waiting for is for this school year to end soon. This year has been a very challenging year for me when it comes to my work. This batch of student that I handle now are worse than those I handled last school year.
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@JudyEv (123140)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Nov 16
@annierose Are you finding that the kids are getting more unruly each year? Teachers here have a hard time of it sometimes too. I hope next year's intake will be easier to manage.
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
18 Nov 16
@JudyEv I do hope that I can find a better way to earn income in which I don't have to take care of those kind of kids. I really would like to give up teaching but I need to have a secure job first before I give it up.
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@Happy2BeMe (74744)
• Canada
17 Nov 16
I think the guardian should have still been called to the school because the student is obviously not only a problem to you but to others as well. They need to know what his behave is like while he is at school. I am sorry you lost it and slap the child. That never should happen.
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• Philippines
17 Nov 16
@annierose i feel sad and angry at their situation. how old is his sister?
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
17 Nov 16
@hereandthere I am not sure of how old her sister is. I haven't met her. Based on my understanding, her older sister got pregnant without a father and once she got angry with her brother which is my student, it was too much.
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@Happy2BeMe (74744)
• Canada
17 Nov 16
@annierose So sorry to hear that! Poor child it is no wonder he acts up. He would benefit from some counselling!
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@Dextoi (2430)
• Philippines
23 Nov 16
Oh my... you should always think first before doing such acts... I think the senate passed a bill about that... any updates about the situation?
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
23 Nov 16
Yes, I know about it. I am lucky I am not in jail. It is the reason I want to quit teaching because of those bills that just promote evil to propagate inside the classroom.
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@Dextoi (2430)
• Philippines
23 Nov 16
@annierose I agree with you. In fact, I am thankful of having bullies around me in my early years. As they say "what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger"... lol...
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
23 Nov 16
@Dextoi I think my students have the power to kill me. Do you know that yesterday,one of our teachers here cried because of her student? And that student was the older brother of the student I mentioned here.
@SIMPLYD (79592)
• Philippines
22 Nov 16
I understand why you have to do that . I think that's also what i will do if a student would throw a paper on me . So disrespectful ! Something had to be done to that student . He should be taught a lesson for being a headache to the school . So don't worry , if ever his guardian comes , he will know what kind of student his son is . I got angry just knowing what that student did to you . He deserved to be slapped .
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
23 Nov 16
My colleagues understood it and asked the child not to do it again.
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@SIMPLYD (79592)
• Philippines
23 Nov 16
@annierose Well i think he is afraid that the guardian might know about it . That is good because it means he is also afraid of somebody about his bad attitude .
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
23 Nov 16
@SIMPLYD Yes, it is still good that there is still someone who make them afraid so they will be disciplined.
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• New Delhi, India
18 Nov 16
I can understand you must be really troubled right now.. I won't say what you did was correct. Simply turning him out of the class would have helped.. But these things do happen attimes and we shall learn to cope up with it.. All shall settle with time
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
18 Nov 16
Thanks. The student was absent today and even her guardians did not go to the school.
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• New Delhi, India
18 Nov 16
@annierose time is the best healer
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
18 Nov 16
@amitkokiladitya I agree. Maybe at this time, he cannot understand what I did. I hope someday, he will.
@LadyDuck (156900)
• Switzerland
17 Nov 16
I have read below that his guardian is his sister and he has no more his parents. I feel very sorry for this boy.
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
18 Nov 16
I have a heart for that boy too but his bad behavior outweighs the sympathy I have for him.
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@LadyDuck (156900)
• Switzerland
18 Nov 16
@annierose I can very well understand, when you do not see him behaving wrong you have sympathy, but when he is doing bad things you get angry. It is normal.
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
21 Nov 16
@LadyDuck That is what I tell to my students too. Teachers are like them. Teachers are humans too.
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@SophieY (857)
• South Africa
29 Nov 16
be brave young Teacher - this will not be the first, nor the last
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
29 Nov 16
Thank you Sophie! Are you also a teacher?
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@SophieY (857)
• South Africa
30 Nov 16
@annierose I have just qualified - I am about to start my first teaching position in January - English
@AkoPinay (11810)
• Philippines
21 Nov 16
That's why I never dreamed to be a teacher I have no enough patience
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
21 Nov 16
I agree with you. I talked to their guardians during the distribution of report cards. That was last Friday. This day, when I come to their class, they are easy to handle. They are disciplined and obedient.
@sunrisefan (17831)
• Philippines
17 Nov 16
When I was in the elementary, a classmate of mine who was very naughty got our teacher really mad that she threw an empty softdrinks bottle at him. As the bottle flew over to the boy, he ducked and the bottle bounced on the back of his desk to the girl at the front of his desk who turned around at the time to see the bottle as it flew toward the boy. The bottle hit the forehead of our girl classmate and the forehead bled.
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
18 Nov 16
That is a thing I don't want to happen. For innocent students to suffer the thing that they should not suffer. With the kind of students I have now, I think that when that happens, I can see them even laughing harder. Too bad...They are really too bad that when I am in their class, I think I am already in hell.
@Lucky15 (33386)
• Philippines
17 Nov 16
felt sorry for you to lost those and to the boy too :(
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
18 Nov 16
I feel sorry for myself too. I think that I am no longer a good teacher that I have to be.
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@JESSY3236 (6463)
• United States
17 Nov 16
That's a sad situation for him. I hope he gets help soon. You shouldn't feel bad about it because nothing probably would have got his attention.
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
18 Nov 16
Thanks Jessica for understanding me. If someone will go here in the office to confront me, I will be brave enough to face them to tell them the violations of this student.
@PurnaSharma (2099)
• India
17 Nov 16
Either guardian should be informed or called , atleast let his guardian know what he had been doing instead of doing study.
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
18 Nov 16
He is absent today and I wonder if there is someone who will get his card today.
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@Corbin5 (105990)
• United States
17 Nov 16
We all make mistakes, and hopefully, such a mistake will not occur again. We do learn from our mistakes. Hopefully, this issue will be resolved.
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@skysnap (17819)
17 Nov 16
it can be a good distraction indeed.
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
18 Nov 16
Yes, it is. I hope I can feel better soon.
@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
17 Nov 16
It was such a bad situation when you were challenged by that student. It gave you that bad feeling; but still you should had not done that.
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
18 Nov 16
Yes, I agree with you. It is not a good thing to hurt those students physically. But, I don't think I have that patience to tolerate their behavior especially if it is too much already. Words are ineffective and even I make friend with them, it does not count.
@BelleStarr (38216)
• United States
17 Nov 16
It seems like he is crying out for attention and obviously he got it.I hope that he get the help he needs. It is not an easy job to be a teacher.
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
17 Nov 16
I was hurt too when I hurt my student but I don't know what in the world should I do just in order to make his path straight. I told myself that if I do not get promoted after one more year, I am going to quit on teaching. I cannot see myself teaching these kinds of kids. It is like I am going to die early with the kids I am with.
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@marguicha (94374)
• Chile
17 Nov 16
How old was that student?
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
17 Nov 16
He is 12 years old and one of the students who have been a real headache in the class.
@tammys85 (9936)
• United States
20 Nov 16
I hope the situation can be sorted out soon.
@just4him (116780)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Nov 16
I agree it was wrong to slap him. However, maybe it showed that student you aren't a pushover and he will respect you in the future.
• Jamnagar, India
18 Nov 16
@annierose As a teacher you are facing one of those terrible days when nothing goes right. It is natural that you feel bad about what happened, sad for yourself, mad at the student, compassion for his condition, and confusion as to the solution. Its tme to relax, breathe deeply, vent out your feelings and reach out to friends. Take your time. The solution will hit you soon and you will look back on this day only to smile.