In his anonymous survey of 116 teachers at seven elementary schools, more than 70% said they believed that bullying was isolated. "I was surprised at how many teachers were willing to be honest," Twemlow says.He defines teacher bullying as "using power to punish, manipulate, or disparage a student beyond what would be a reasonable disciplinary procedure." Twemlow, a former high school teacher, insists that he's not trying to denigrate a praiseworthy -- and often beleaguered -- profession.By Stephanie Goldberg, CNN (CNN) - Several years ago, Brendesha Tynes was taken aback when she received an e-mail from one of her former students.
“People want to protect their students, even though they’re being victimized by them, and they’re worried about the reputations of the schools they work at.” Dorothy Espelage, a professor of educational psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ran the 2011 study and found little research available regarding violence directed toward teachers.This article is about when this sort of behavior goes too far. In schools today teachers can struggle to keep control of a classroom full of students.Technology has shifted the balance of power in favor of the students, who can go home and ruin their teacher’s reputation very easily by using social media, texting and instant messaging.However, children can feel the need to push boundaries in order to find teachers’ limits.They find satisfaction in challenging teachers mentally, socially, and physically.
With budget cuts, new standardized testing, and increased focus on teacher assessment tools, the undercurrent of a school can be one of mounting pressure.