- Kids these days March 24
Any teacher knows that getting children to behave in class can often be a challenge, but one math teacher in Belgium has a unique method for keeping his students in line.
The schoolteacher asked the students who watched Game of Thrones, and a majority raised their hands. When the students continued to misbehave, he wrote the names of the characters who died in the third season on the board, "for those who [had not seen it]." After that, the students were much more attentive to their lessons.
"Well, I've read all the books," the teacher told Belgian newspaper Nieuwsblad. "If there is too much noise, I will write the name of the dead on the board. They are enough to fill the whole year, and I can even describe how they die."
Is spoiling TV shows the new detention? This teacher's methods were certainly unconventional, but they were arguably much more effective than traditional threats of schoolroom punishment.- -
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