As a beginning teacher I was SHOCKED by the behaviour of some of the children in my class. Some of my children were 8 going on 18! Others thought it was okay to call other children the "C" word!
I guess being in a small community I expected more from the children as it is generally considered that children in rural schools have less behaviour problems that those in cities. And I still believe this to be true I guess I just didn't realise that children has changed...a lot!!!
I'm now working in a private school in a city and I don't think I will apply to teach in the state system. I don't want to have to deal with behaviour incidents from 9am to 3pm...I want to TEACH!!! I believe that the behaviour at the private school is FAAAAR better than that at the local state schools!!!