- Jason Smith is a different kind of teacher who values dialogue over punishment
- A student who refused to take off his hat while in class was sent to the principal's office
- Jason sat the young boy down, had a conversation with him and proceeded to give him a proper haircut
- The boy agreed to keep his hat off and even apologised for his mistake
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Most teachers would easily resort to punishment if they ever encountered a stubborn learner who did not abide by the school’s rules.
However, Jason Smith, the principal of US school Stonybrook Intermediate and Middle School is a different breed.
The patient man noticed that one student insisted on wearing a hat to class. This went against the institution’s regulations.
The young boy was sent to Jason’s office and the outcome of the encounter could have easily been a suspension or detention.
Instead, the principal sat the boy down, had a pep talk and proceeded to give him a haircut.
The young boy admitted he was on the wrong and apologised for disrupting the lesson.
He even thanked Jason for being kind enough to shave his head instead of calling his parents or punishing him.
“I played college basketball cut my teammates’ hair before games, and I’ve been cutting my son’s hair for 17 years. So, I had professional clippers and edgers at home,” the principal told WRTV during an interview.
Also on YEN.com.gh, a kind teacher from the US was praised for going above and beyond for her pupils whose grades had suddenly started taking a nosedive.
Brittany Harris from Hardy Elementary School thought the best way to help learners in her district was through involving their parents and guardians in the whole process.
According to face2faceafrica, the teacher however discovered it would be next to impossible to liaise with most parents due to lack of transport or busy work schedules.
Immediately, Harris started working on a mobile classroom that would ensure her learners had sufficient participation in their school work thanks to the involvement by their parents.
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