Suggestions from grade ten students at a high school in British Columbia on how the teacher can get the class to pay attention, compiled by the teacher, Mary Leah de Zwart.
When someone is not paying attention you can separate that person. Or you can start yelling loud.
Separate the people who talks out.
Turn the lights on and off, don’t yell, you’ll lose your voice.
Get a vissel and blow it every time.
When anyone talks you should send them to the office.
Beat the crap out of somebody. Tell them to shut up. Yell! Flick the lights.
Separate the guys! Or kick them out. By the way I feel sorry for you.
We should have a bell to ring, or a clapping game where the teacher claps and we copy the teacher.
I think you should make them write lines and be more controllive.
Give us candy if we’re quite.
I could improve in this class by sitting alone.