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Our glorious leader has his finger on the pulse as usual.
we did it at secondary school when the Head came in, and also in assembly. It was a state school as well, before someone asks.
No one thought anything of it. Whether it taught us respect on leaving school is a different matter altogether.
Bit pointless but can't do any harm.
So not common practice in the UK? I did come from an incredibly draconian high-school, mind.
probably loads of scumbag academies do this already innit
What a prick.
But is it not standard procedure at schools? Pretty sure it was at mine. A perfectly reasonable state of affairs.
what, like, every time a teacher walks in? at the start of classes and stuff? that's a perfectly mental state of affairs. i think we probably had to do it when the headteacher walked in at assemblies, but that was it
The older you got the less frequently you had to do it (in 6th form only really with the Headmaster and head of 6th form) but from years 7-10 it was a definite thing. You got royally bollocked if you didn't.
Except the art teachers. They were the cool ones who swore in lessons and who you could talk about sex with.
go to a proper school innit.
pretty sure the reason the education system is a load of shit is cos people care about stuff like this + not teaching children.
And even more so in retrospect. I went to a school that was so muddied with nostalgia. We didn't have a football team because that wasn't part of tradition. The art rooms were the only break from bland traditionalism. And we had a fucking awesome school song.
LITTLE MATTER, WELL OR ILL
SENTIMENT IS MORE THAN SKILL
SING TOGETHER WITH A WILL
But then I googled it.
What in the name of fuck.
But this sounds like exactly the sort of school we're all laughing at.
So at the start of the lesson, and also if a different teacher or the head or someone came in mid class. Most teachers didn't enforce it for classes above about year 9 though, except for the head for whom even sixth formers stood.
I'm surprised more schools don't do it, it's a pretty simple way of instilling some discipline to the start of a lesson.
Until it became second nature and you fucked about anyway.
and when someone doesn't do it? the whole class loses about 10 minutes while the teacher argues with someone who doesn't see why they have to arbitrarily treat someone as being better than them. it's just another completely unnecessary rule.
Fear of getting sent to Mrs Judson could make anyone do anything.
totes gonna write about this in my exam question on radical pedagogy and egalitarian teacher-student relationships. paulo freire wouldn't stand for that shit
but only when we were in like 1st or 2nd year, once you got a bit older she was always nicer and more relaxed.
or you were supposed to stay stood up at the begging of the lesson until the teacher came in and told you to sit down. I thought that was pretty normal. Doing it at home is mental though, implies a pretty strange relationship with your parents.
If you decide to acknowledge their existence at all, it's by throwing things at them.
We had a geography teacher who couldn't say his rs or ws so somone graffitied all the geography posters in his room replacing the r with a w.
there was a teacher who used to have a go at people for farting by saying "does it say shite house on the door?" all the time so naturally someone wrote shite house on the door
We had a teacher call Mr. Mahon who always banged on about his trips abroad which gave him the nickname Action Mahon. Never gets old.
considering I tend to answer the phone to my mum with "owite slag", this is a bit off for us yet. Just to clarify, my mum has a sense of humour.
you've got to haven't you
Marine le Pen being a far right nutter who claims to speak for workers, daughter of other far right nutter Jean-marie le pen who referred to the holocaust as a 'minor detail' of ww2.
just so you know
And now I know it's cos I went to a school where some of the teachers expected you to stand up when they entered the room.
You learn something every day.
or whatever like
Rowena Mason.......pretty hot?