Passiton, did you even watch the video that you posted? This was a not a random use of force because the teacher lost it. The much larger male student clearly bumped into her and trapped her against the door. Does she have to wait until he throws a punch and knocks her out? If that was you being confronted by a larger, younger person, I am sure you would have just taken it. The only reason that kid is acting that way is because people like you have let him get away with for 18 years. He knows there will be no repurcussions. Did you see how shocked he was to get hit? He was clearly stunned for a couple seconds.
Watched it several times. He was in her face and definitiely using size to intimidate. His hands, however, were at his sides the whole time. he didn't swing, push, or throw anything. Even if he did, you can't start throwing punches. I know it sounds crazy, but you can't do that. It's not a street brawl.We are ready and waiting to hear how you would have deescalated this situation. Its easy to say that, especially without backing it up without decribing any exact methods.
1. She was not backed into a corner, she was against a door. They have doorknobs. Open the door, step out, and call for help. It's what you're supposed to do.
2. Stop screeching. Many times a calm, low, measured tone in the face of a worked up student will help keep things from jacking up any farther.
3. Open the door and ask the student to leave. Believe it or not, they usually will.
4. Ask students to call for help. Call one by name and tell them to call the office. The kids hears this and often drops back on thier own, usually by storming out of the room.
5. Most importantly, how did she get into that situation to begin with? This was over licking a window? Something is missing here. A good teacher keeps things from getting to that point if at all possible. it happens though, and I can't say if she handled it correctly from the beginning or notHave you ever been trapped in a corner by a larger, younger student, perhaps a football player? Has a student ever made purposeful physical contact with you trying to intimidate you? Let's hear the details.
Yup. I'm a big boy, but many kids are larger than I am. Two years ago I got in between two of our football players who were about to brawl over a girl. One of them backed down immediately (he was going to get killed and he knew it) and I turned my back to him and crowded him back towrds the caf doors behind ud. The other kid dropped everything, threw his backpack off, and came right at me. I stood my ground, maintained eye contact, and kept talking to him. I kept my hands out but down and got ready to wrap the kid and drop to the floor with him. I asked repeatedly for kids to run into the office (75 feet away) and get help. They did and an administrator came barreling out and got to the kid before things got seriously hairy. Honeslty, I thought I was going to take some lumps.
I had another student come at me years ago with serious intent. I was teaching a class for emotionally disturbed kids and he was the most disturbed of a tough lot. He blew up out of nowhere and lunged out of his chair at me. He would not back down or leave when I told him to do so and I told the other kids to leave the room (if you can't get the agressor out, you are supposed to get the other kids out to avoid additional harm) and run to the office. The kid came right into my face, spittle flying, screaming and red faced. He was beyond vulgar and was ready to go if I pushed even a tiny bit. I kept eye contact, spoke calmly, and kept telling him it would be better to leave than to do this to himself. If he swung we were going to drop to the floor together while I yelled my head off for some help.
He ended up booking out the door and going AWOL until the social worker found him. He was eventually removed from the program and sent out to a special placement.
End result: Every kid in that room was in awe that i stood my ground, went eyeball to eyeball, and didn't swing on the kid. I got a lot of respect from them for that.She may get reprimanded, but I doubt that she loses her license. Florida has a large number of older people, many of whom feel that there is a distinct lack of respect by many young people for teachers and other authority figures. I bet she keeps her job. If I was on a jury and saw that video, he would get nothing, There is also a good chance that when confronted with the ensuing public humiliation that his father will grow a pair and set the kid straight.
Want to bet that plug? Turn in your man card!
My man card is intact and well used. I don't need to crack a kid for being a jackass and a bully.