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|Subject: Re: School Teacher 2/9/2011, 07:16|| |
Speaking about school teachers. Does the Royal Army Education Corps (RAEC) still exist in Britain's Modern Army?
As for sending soldiers ino schools, good job for all you old 'squaddies.'
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|Subject: Re: School Teacher 2/9/2011, 16:58|| |
Yes Les the educators still exist as the Education and Training branch of the Adjutant Generals Corps - AGC(ETC).
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|Subject: Re: School Teacher 2/9/2011, 19:13|| |
i will have a go, but first give me a big stick and rotweiler, ginger
|Subject: Re: School Teacher 3/9/2011, 05:13|| |
Bob, thanks for info re RAEC.
Ginger, mate, prime yourself with some Aldi BRATWURST and a few pints of scrumpy jack and get into those SKOOLS !
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|Subject: Re: School Teacher 5/9/2011, 10:19|| |
There was an interesting article in the Daily Telegraph recently written by a former Royal Marine who won an MC in the Falklands and now a Headmaster on why he believes a Service background or ethos can make a major contribution to British Secondary School Education
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|Subject: Re: School Teacher 6/9/2011, 16:19|| |
I was of the age in school when a many of our teachers were WW 2 and some WW 1 vets. They were for the most, a fine group of teachers to have. Poor old Hammy McQueen was a shell shocked WW 1 vet and some of our lads were not beyond slamming a hard cover text book on the floor to see his reaction. Mind, if I remember correctly they only did it once.
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|Subject: Re: School Teacher 6/9/2011, 18:29|| |
- Hardrations wrote:
- I was of the age in school when a many of our teachers were WW 2 and some WW 1 vets. They were for the most, a fine group of teachers to have. Poor old Hammy McQueen was a shell shocked WW 1 vet and some of our lads were not beyond slamming a hard cover text book on the floor to see his reaction. Mind, if I remember correctly they only did it once.
Those little bas....rotten to the core, you bunch!
When I was attending Cornwall School in Dortmund, a real experience for a Canadian kid used to the Canadian school system and school culture I can tell you!, we had a couple of 'old style' schoolmasters. Mr. Gibbons was right out of the pages of whatever school novel you might want to choose. The only thing missing was him wearing one of those flowing 'schoolmaster' robes. He taught English...Chaucer (in the original...groan....) and had an acerbic wit. Always referred to male students as "Mr. Whatever-their-last-name-was" and I suppose female students as "Miss whoever". He had a deadly aim with chalk, and had mastered the art of aiming for the desk in front of the offender, or the offenders desk itself, and having the chalk ricochet off the surface and bean the poor guy smack in the middle of the forehead. Or ambling down the aisle and smacking someone across the back of the head for inattention. Professor Snape in the Harry Potter movies reminds me of Mr. Gibbons; not physically, but in attitude? Oh yeah!!!
If Mr. Gibbons was teaching today and tried that, he'd be up on assault charges! But I'll tell you, I learned more in his class that year than I ever have in any other. And not just how to duck quickly, either.....
Our headmaster, a gray-haired man who unfortunately wore some sort of hairdressing cream, Brylcream or something, that turned his hair an odd shade of snot green in places, was not authoritarian in a physical sense but he could stop a rampaging 4th or 5th Former with just a look.
Teachers in Canada and, before that, in the US had long lost control in the classroom. While I applaud greater involvement by parents in the school, the downside has been too many teachers have faced a chill because their attempts at discipline are met with outrage and censure by parents of the little darlings creating mayhem because the mean teacher has it in for their Johnny or Susie.
Down in the inner cities of the US, and now here in Canada, we see tons of examples of high school students -- and younger! -- packing weapons to school...guns etc. Metal detectors are a not uncommon sight at schools now. Metal detectors!!! And students having to wear officially issued ID tags in school. There's an almost dystopian sense here and something is seriously out of whack, and yet its all accepted as "how it is".....
I suppose this has been building for years....I remember seeing "To Sir, With Love" with Sidney Poitier as a teacher in an inner city slum school in some hell hole. The film came out in 1967 (!!) and, while I was only 13 or 14 at the time, I was quite taken by it. Partly because all us "colonials" had this idea of the strict British school system where students wore uniforms and were respectful of their schoolmasters....NOT! How could any school any where be so dysfunctional, the teachers so resigned and dragging themselves through every day? It seemed far-fetched at the time....flash forward 44 years and it's reality. Scary.
I see it here too. As I've mentioned before I work in a convenience store that has 2 high schools nearby plus an elementary school. We don't see much of the elementary kids and those we do are polite and respectful. The kids from the high schools, however are dreadful, obnoxious, rude, loud little heathens and many of them are gang or soon will be. I absolutely detest them!! (which is why I work evenings, so that I only have one exposure to them -- after school -- and not 3 (before school, lunch (aaaagghh!!!), and after school)). Then I see the parents and realize why the teens are as they are.....explains a lot right there! If the parents (or, more often, parent) is an ignorant, low class, obnoxious, miserable SOB it follows the kids will be too.
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