The teacher interviewed said children may be turned off school because they do not respect a teacher's image. This teacher, Gary McMahon, dealt with this issue by driving around in David Beckham's old Mercedes.
My entire career I have been working on my personality, sense of humour and communication skills to gain respect from the children. I have tirelessly honed my lesson plans, assessment and evaluation skills. I have attempted to make each child feel valued and important through delegating responsibility and focused target-setting. All this, it seems, was in vain.
To get their respect I should have sold my Nissan Micra and bought a Porsche. Then as my credibility was increased and I anticipated a shortfall in my Sats results I could troop my class to the car park to let them admire my car. As an incentive to the top pupils I could let them sit in the passenger seat.
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