Should a teacher use the words "Shut up" on her students?
My son has been complaining about his math teacher shouting those words all the time. He said that she uses it on everyone, and many times throughout their math class. He does not like it at all.
I am a little disturbed by it too. I have told my kids not to use those words as it is rude. What more a teacher using those words? Cant she use: "Be quiet", "No noise please", "Stop talking", "silence" or just "Stop it"?? Or simply stare at the child until he stops talking? ... that killer look works, you know?. I think using "shut up" too frequently loses its effect. (Hmm, maybe that's why she is a math teacher - has limited vocab ..haha... couldnt resist it. Sorry!).
My daughter tells me that "shut up" is the new "be quiet" as her teacher sometimes says "Please, shut up". Can you beat that??
I believe that "shut up" should be used sparingly, and only by the truly exasperated, frustrated, fuming mad mum that is at wits end!! ....ok, and only maybe sometimes by the teacher too!