Thursday, May 13, 2004

I guess that I've been getting complaints about my strict teaching methods! Is it my fault that I run my classes with an iron fist? Is it my fault that I shout "SILENCE! 10 points from Gryffindor!" every other minute?

Well, apparently it is. I really think that I'm as strict as I need to be to maintain some sense of order, and the ones complaining are likely the parents of...ah, troubled youths. Their advice was to just lump all of my problems to my Korean partner, so I guess that's what I'll be doing from now on. I apologized, and acted like the Chairman was giving me some sort of useful advice -- very important to let your boss get all the face in this type of situation. It worked, too -- by the end, he was buying me dinner, and mentioning how his daughter was about my age...and how I should start calling him "dad" (really!).

I dunno. The whole thing was eerily reminiscent of my old hagwon days.


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