ear pulling episodes
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I too give ear twists when the boys are naughty or irresponsible.. By the way I teach English in 6th grade…I give spelling tests every monday and every wrong spelling leads to a good ear twist.I sit on a table and call
them near me, grab both the ears, pinch them on the soft side and lift it up. This is very effective and I have only 2-3 students to punish after the tests as compared to 5-10 in the beginning. But I make sure that the ears are twisted till it turns red hot !! It works better if as a Miss, you are calm and and not angry …
Also some boys start crying as soon as you grab their ear, don’t fall in it and make sure to twist it more if he cries..
When I started as a teacher last year, I was twisting ears(when I was angry) without proper grip and most of the times I stop when the student shows pain… This showed no results as no one was afraid of these fanzy twist… But now I give ear twists only when it is really required and I do it without any anger.I call the student near my desk and tell him why he deserves the punishment and then give a proper twist/pinch.I don’t leave the grip until the ears are proper red and big… This results in nail marks for a few days as I also pinch the ear lobs. This sounds cruel, but I don’t give it unless someone really deserves it… So twist the ears only if its required, but when you do it, do it well !! usually twist the right ear with my index finger and the thumb while pinching the lift ear lob lifting it up (motor bike way). Pinching is painful I guess as I had seen the students leaning towards the left..Also thats what makes the mark, not the twist.
I was wrong…I don’t do both together…I do one of them.If I am dealing with both ears, then normally I do rub it or twist it clockwise with index finger and the thumb … I have observed that making the boys kneel under my table is more effective. I don’t know why, but I guess its really humiliating to kneel down next to one’s teachers feet, holding the ears !! Some other teachers in our school give this punishment and thats how I know it…
When I started as a teacher last year, I was twisting ears(when I was angry) without proper grip and most of the times I stop when the student shows pain… This showed no results as no one was afraid of these fanzy twist… But now I give ear twists only when it is really required and I do it without any anger.I call the student near my desk and tell him why he deserves the punishment and then give a proper twist/pinch.I don’t leave the grip until the ears are proper red and big… This results in nail marks for a few days as I also pinch the ear lobs. This sounds cruel, but I don’t give it unless someone really deserves it… So twist the ears only if its required, but when you do it, do it well !!
I don’t have children and I am not married !! I am an English teacher in a private English medium Boys school for past 2 years..I am the class teacher for 6th grade..The school maintains good results and high degree of discipline.So punishments are quite common..Each class teacher is completely responsible for her class and can give any punishmets to bring in overall result and discipline.. My method is
1)I have class monitor writing names of the misbehaving boys during other periods and every morning before, I give suitable punishents to them !! This includes Kneeling down under my table holding ears
and a few strokes with a scale.
2) For not studying, I am normally generous..But if somoene comes without homework or if they fail to answer the oral spell test, they can get a red ear !!
I give it to some of the naughty boys quite often..For offenses like not doing home work, not bringing the work book, talking while I am teaching etc..Last Tuesday during PT, two of the boys got into a fight and broke one of the school window and as their class teacher, it was time for me to discipline them !! I called them infront of the class and pinched thier ears until they really started crying..Even my fingers were paining!!
No, I dont face slap my students… I do shake their head to and from by the ear while explaining their misbehaviors, or if they have done the homework wrong, I twsit the ears clockwise. If they haven’t done the homework, that results in a “marker pinch” !! But most of my students do their homework as they don’t want to see my nail marks on their ear lobs. I use index and thumb grip…For “marker pinch”, I pinch the soft side of the ears with my index and thumb nails and lift the ears up..I usually have sharp but not so long nails. Even though I give this strict punishment, my students like me because I teach them well and punish them for their good !!
My friend told me another story about that lady teacher who used to punish in various style. She was very clear everytimes she used to punish anybody that the punishment was given not because she was angry with the student, but because of the fact that she has to do her job in teaching proper discipline so that the students become a good person in future. Seldom did she use to punish anybody in class or in public. She always used to call the student in her office in lunch break to punish. She used to keep a diary where she would write the students’ name and the offences. After a number of repeated offences, she used to call them in the office one at a time and punish them. She had always been nice to them after the punishment was inflicted. Her attitude was you get what you do type-no emotional act. One day my friend did not do homework for two consecutive time. She then decided to punish him. She said, ‘ see, if you were in office and you did not do your assignment give to you by your boss, you would lose your job. Therefore, I have to teach you so that you do not lose your job in future. She called him in the lunch break and let him know that it would take 15-20 minutes. My friend went to her office and knocked the door. She was waiting for him and greeted him by grabbing his ear and guiding in her office. She was very young (About 30 yrs) as a teacher with that maturity. She sat on the table and started asking question to my friend while catching his left ear with right hand using two finges. My friend as standing and was trying to keep the balance as she was pulling him towards her by the ear while talking. She then asked him why he did not do his HW. My friend said he forgot. She smiled and grabbed the other ear of him and started shaking the head to and fro by the ear using both hand of her and repeated the word ‘I f..o.r..g..o..t’. After several round of shaking she stopped and let the ear go.