Every school has a discipline teacher to maintain order in school. Some
discipline teachers tower over students while others have rough voices which
leave students cringing. Some don a long
cane while others opt for the typical ruler. In general, the discipline teacher
is said to be too strict. However, I find that the discipline teacher in my
school is not.
Mr Tiva is a far cry from the typical discipline master. He is
a tall and lean man who has held the discipline teacher position for the last
two years. His concept of instilling good moral values into the delinquents of
my school is not by force, but by communicating on the same level as them. His
uncanny ability to understand why a pupil
reacted a certain way has more than once surprised me.
Moreover, he is a very friendly and compassionate teacher. Students never
cease to enjoy his Mathematics classes as he never forgets to incorporate jokes
into his lessons. However, he always knows when to divert his student's
attention back to the subject. He uses unorthodox
teaching methods to persuade us to study such as playing Mathematic games and
organizing Maths carnivals. By doing so, he gained the respect of most of the
students from my school.
Besides that, Mr Tiva takes the liberty of visiting the homes of students who
have disciplinary problems. He tries his best to analyze their surroundings and
determine the root of the student's behavior. This technique often brings him
success and he has helped many students overcome their problems. Parents have on
many occasions, ridiculed him for blaming them for their children's bad behavior
but those accusations are not true and can be substantiated with evidence.
All in all, Mr Tiva has contributed a lot to my school. After his takeover of
the discipline teacher's position, there has been a sharp decline in truancy and
vandalism. Many students here listen to Mr Tiva out of respect and not fear.
They know that what he does is for their own benefit. Thus, I do not think that
my discipline teacher is too strict.