Wednesday 24 January 2018

Clint's 'Dirty Harry' is a real cool class act. . .

Ben Mitchell in London

TRAINEE teachers are being told to act like Clint Eastwood (right) to win the respect of pupils, a British education centre said yesterday.

Jim Wood, who trains teachers at the University of Southampton, champions an "intimidation through silence" approach similar to that of the 'Dirty Harry' movie star.

Mr Wood, who is a deputy head at Bay House School in Gosport, Hampshire, said this was more effective than shouting like Arnold Schwarzenegger, which only "entertains" children rather than controlling them.

The trainer presented his ideas to a seminar of teachers at the Kip McGrath education centre in Portsmouth.

"The Schwarzenegger style of teaching is to be strong and shouty," Mr Wood said.

"In films, the really tough men are not ones with big machine guns. They're the ones who stare and quietly say 'I don't think you want to do that'."

Irish Independent

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