Saturday, January 16, 2016

Banning "Please"

Among other things, teachers should model appropriate behavior for their students.  They should show students, by their example, how to be a good person in our society.  Failure to model those behaviors, especially in front of "bratty" kids, seems more than a little counterproductive.  Banning that modeling is just plain stupid:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WTVD) — For parents, please is often referred to as the magic word, but now one Charlotte school is banning teachers from using it.

Officials at Druid Hills Academy say that the goal is to make so-called "bratty kids" behave.

It's called "No-Nonsense Nurturing," where the teachers give kids concise, clear instructions in a format called M.V.P. – movement, voice and participation.

1 comment:

Ellen K said...

I can't remember who said it but Manners were said to be the grease that makes society function. So many of us would do better to take a breath and some time and say Please or Thank you or Excuse me or I'm sorry.