1. When a teacher loses his patience to understand the child, then he gives physical punishment.
  2. When a teacher is not possessing sufficient knowledge to teach, then he opts for a physical punishment.
  3. When a teacher drags his personal problems and questions into the classroom, then he attempts to release his anger and frustration of those problems on innocent children.
  4. When a teacher faces confrontation with the school management and/or parents, then he attempts to raise his arm to punish the children.
  5. When a teacher fails to understand the reason that makes a child naughty in the classroom, then he opts for a punishment.
  6. When a child goes against the expectations of the teacher, then he gives a punishment.
  7. Frustration, depression, lack of enthusiasm or workload can also generate anger in the teacher that often ultimately makes him to punish the students.
  8. Not fulfillment of his desire or failure to conduct classroom as per his will, often leads to raising of his arm to beat the children.
  9. To prove that he is stronger and more capable than the child, he raises his arms for beating.
  10. Just like in cricket, a wicket keeper makes an appeal to divert the umpire’s mind from noticing the wide ball, the teacher attempts to hide his weaknesses by diverting the minds of children by punishing them.
  11. When a teacher is lacking the capacity to make children understand his teaching, then he attempts to conceal his failure by punishing them.
  12. If the teacher is lacking command over proper words and language required for teaching or lack of such personality, then he attempts to raise the bar of his personality by giving bodily punishments to the children.
  13. When a teacher suffering from the psyche that, “Whatever I say is always true.”, he often tries to suppress the classroom. As a result of this any reaction from the children lead to a punishment.
  14. Physically and mentally weak teachers are more prone to deliver a punishment to the children.
  15. Teachers having lack of control on themselves are found having tendency to punish the students.
  16. The teacher suffering from prejudice, feeling of revenge and confrontation are more prone to give punishment to the children.
  17. The teachers having weaker socio-economic background often take shelter from their frustration by punishing the students.

– Jaydev Sonagara (Excerpt from his book “Parvarish – Making Children Successful”)

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