Time after time we hear parents complaining that their children are afraid to go to school because they are scared of a particular teacher. Usually these kids have never been hit themselves but they see other kids being abused frequently and this makes them fear school.
Good kids are again losing out because they make excuses to skip school (usually claiming illness) when they have a class with the teacher concerned that day.
Thai teachers should concentrate on these “good” kids and think about the effect they are having on them, their education and their futures.
No child should ever have to learn in fear. Schools should be happy places, not intimidating places kids are too scared to go!
These teachers often believe the children respect them but they need to understand that fear and respect are not the same thing at all.