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The cost of being successful in Korea
« on: September 18, 2021, 10:04:14 pm »


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PlaqfnNLFA


Why is the headmaster hitting the student at 8:41? I thought that was banned.


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Re: The cost of being successful in Korea
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2021, 10:36:04 pm »
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Why is the headmaster hitting the student at 8:41? I thought that was banned.
Seriously? ...

That was a tap. It was symbolic, almost like a pat on the back.

The killing, spearing and pushing over of a pig seconds earlier is unobjectionable though, right, Sagi Keun?
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Re: The cost of being successful in Korea
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2021, 08:09:23 pm »
That was a tap. It was symbolic, almost like a pat on the back.

It would still be enough to get the teacher into hot water in most schools if the student decided to complain.  A headmaster walking around hitting students with a stick, no matter how softly he perceives it, is a liability.

You say its only a "tap" but ... imagine what would happen if a foreign teacher did that.


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Re: The cost of being successful in Korea
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2021, 09:17:24 pm »
The director/owner of my hagwon has a big-*** thick stick on his desk next to his books. Does he use it? Or is it symbolic? I dunno.

Roosevelt famously said: "Speak softly and carry a big stick."
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Re: The cost of being successful in Korea
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2021, 09:36:23 pm »
The director/owner of my hagwon has a big-*** thick stick on his desk next to his books. Does he use it? Or is it symbolic? I dunno.

Roosevelt famously said: "Speak softly and carry a big stick."

Above his desk, my junior high teacher had a cricket bat with air-flow holes drilled into it.


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Re: The cost of being successful in Korea
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2021, 10:40:36 am »
Above his desk, my junior high teacher had a cricket bat with air-flow holes drilled into it.
Nice!