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To think this Very Strict Teacher, who gave DD a Detention is Fabulous after all.

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motown3000 Wed 26-Mar-14 17:45:40

This is a follow on from a Previous thread on Saturday, when DD 2 13 , told me a "Fabrication" has to why she had got a Detention ( That The Teacher said a C grade was only worth being thrown in the bin).

Well she had her Lunchtime Detention today, Mrs P brings in an article from the Times Newspaper , she asks DD to read it and write 200 words analysing the article. She then says to DD and Friend this 30 Minute Detention is for reading the article only , the writing is to be done at home and is for Friday. She then asks DD if she is J.s Cousin, to which DD says yes. DD is saying how "Fab" Mrs P is and wants to stay with her until A levels.

Mrs P has only been teaching DD since February and is covering Maternity Leave, she does not usually teach yr8 , she teaches from top set yr 9 - A levels and as stated previously, is very strict ( But very caring) Everyone in her Gcse group got an A*. In her A level group nobody got below a B grade ( Ok its a very High Performing Grammar School) but she is still a fabulous teacher.

I just thought I post this to say thank you and to counter any negative feelings to teaching caused by today's strike.

3catsnokids Wed 26-Mar-14 18:57:50

One of my very favourite teachers was also one of the very strictest. I only ever got detentions in his class. Once I got one for putting my pen down when the bell went but before he had told us to stop working.

Of course, in my first few weeks in his class I hated him. But I soon realised what a truly brilliant teacher he was, and how he was always willing to help if you were stuck on something. I went from hating maths to loving it and got a really good mark in the end of year test. My mum wrote him a thank you note at the end of the year and he rang her up practically in tears. I was sad he wasn't my teacher the next year.

Sometimes teachers can seem very strict, but usually it's a case of making kids clear on the rules and expectations, and once they're all clear things are fine. They also often get a lot more work out of the kids than 'soft' teachers. Glad this teacher has grown on you and your daughter.

Topseyt Wed 26-Mar-14 19:03:07

I like such teachers too. I remember one from my own days at school (far too long ago now). He had good control and everyone knew where they stood with him.

I think children feel secure with such teachers, and they understand what is expected.

justmyview Wed 26-Mar-14 19:06:40

My DH is a teacher. He 's fairly strict, but very fair and appears to have a lot of respect from pupils and a good rapport with them

ScarletLady02 Wed 26-Mar-14 19:18:37

My favourite teacher was very strict...I got my GCSE mock paper thrown at me with a very incensed "YOU CAN DO BETTER!!!!"

I got an A in Geography in the end (he was right...I could have done a lot better)

He was awesome, and was my form tutor in years 10 and 11. He pretended to get a tattoo on our school field trip.

motown3000 Wed 26-Mar-14 21:50:14

The best teachers are the ones who start out as the strictest. They are the ones , the Sixth Formers remember most fondly and miss terribly , the ones the ex pupils go back to see. They are the ones that a well done from mean so much more than from other teachers .

These type of teachers are usually the ones who go out of their way to help pupils achieve when they are struggling. They also find out that they are generally the "Nicest" most caring teachers , at odds with their first impressions.

gita7007 Sun 30-Nov-14 12:15:57

my partner says the stricter teachers tend to be the better ones and she's taught for over 10 years

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