Spits in the eye

15th June 2001 at 01:00
Staff in the guidance fraternity (and sorority of course), worried about the impact of the McCrone agreement on their future role in schools, have at least retained their sense of humour.

Pondering the uncertainties which lie ahead, one guidie delivered a battle-cry to her colleagues prior to last Saturday's conference in Dunfermline: "Seize the day or you'll no' see us tomorrow." Needless to say, she comes from Glasgow.

Goff Moss, the behaviourist guru who was the main speaker at the Scottish Guidance Association's conference, urged teachers meanwhile to devise simplified but clear-cut ground rules to create positive behaviour in classrooms.

One school in England, Moss said, attempted to discourage aggressive behaviour and spitting in succinct if ambiguous terms: "Pupils should keep their hands, feet and bodily fluids to themselves."

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