Lack of Discipline
We all know how school is important to us. It’s not just Math and English, fear of failing a test or a teacher calling your parents. School is a place where a real life begins. First love, friendship, dramas,and rumors. Kids learn how to communicate with each other and how to behave on public. They also learn what is right and what is not; it’s basic rules of discipline. unfortunately, almost every school suffer with this topic of discipline. Disrespect, laziness,and lack of uniform these are the main problems of discipline in our schools.
First, and the most important problem is disrespect. Many teachers have to suffer everyday of being humiliated or embarrassed. Maybe middle school kids are still afraid to get in trouble by their teacher, or they parents but not the high school students for sure. Some of the students act as they own the school, and the teachers are there just “to get on their nerves”. Attitude, very common at teen age. Students allow them selves to talk back to the teacher, roll their eyes or even make fun of the adults. Another example is ignorance. Some kids simply ignoring their teachers. They’re ignoring the fact that it’s school and they have to study. Instead, kids are on their phones, talking to each other or even sleeping, anything but paying attention to the teacher. Furthermore, the use of improper language also very common in high schools. Slang or even cursing words are often going to the teachers side. But what is more shameful is that the teachers are not paying attention to it. As my personal example, when I was in High School a teacher did a warning to a boy, who wont stop interrupting class, on what he simply told her to shut up. “You’re the one who is interrupting the class.”-boy said. The teacher did stop, not because he told her so, but because she was so shocked and ashamed. Thirty years ago students were afraid of the teachers. Now, we made our kids untouchable, so the teachers are afraid of their students. Paradox? No, apparently it’s a reality.
Equally important fact that ruins discipline in school is laziness. Kids are just not taking a school seriously enough. In like matter teachers are letting them go with it for example, letting students bring late assignments, or being late to class. By doing so teacher is probably trying to be kind and not to be hard on a student. But what teacher doesn’t realize that he or she looses his authority in class. Students simply doesn’t take teacher word seriously anymore, thinking if I did it once, I could probably slide on a second time. Also, teachers are allowing students to re-take tests that they failed. So, do you think students are taking a test gravely and study hard for it? Big doubt about that, they know if they’ll fail, they always have a second chance to re-take it. Same as multiple choice tests. Yes, it’s easier, it’s faster but does it really let the student show his level of knowledge, if he or she can easily guess the answer.
Furthermore, lack of uniform plays a big role in school discipline. Students need to remember that school is not a playground or mall; it’s a place where they getting a structures education. Unfortunately, some of the students forgot about that. Often, you can see girls wearing inappropriate clothing to school such as skirts that barely covering their legs, see through t-shirts, and vulgar dresses. Also, some of the boys wearing an absolutely improper pants that hangs out at their knees. Pajamas, or sweat pants is another sad example of luck of uniform in schools. That shows discourtesy and attitude towards educations.
A really old quote says “The Future Is In Our Hands”. Only we manage to make differences in problems that we have now. Paying attention to our kids behavior, teaching them good manners and educate them with basic rules of discipline is one of the important changes that we can make today. Because our kids is our future.