How to maintain discipline in the classroom


A former Sergeant Major in the Marine Corps took a new job as a high school teacher.

Just before the school year started, he injured his back. So he was fitted with a plaster cast around the upper part of his body. Fortunately, the cast fit under his shirt and wasn’t noticeable.

With his reputation as a former leatherneck, the school assigned to him the toughest students in the school. The former Marine knew his students would be testing his discipline in the classroom.

Walking confidently into the rowdy classroom, the new teacher opened the window wide and sat down at his desk. When a strong breeze made his tie flap, he picked up a stapler and stapled the tie to his chest.

Dead silence. You could hear a pin drop in the classroom . . . .

The rest of the year went very smoothly. dancingbanana ChilliPineapple Strawberry

H/t FOTM’s pnordman


8 responses to “How to maintain discipline in the classroom

  1. 😀


  2. Old joke, still funny. It’s sad that there is no longer a healthy respect for some teachers and authority figures I would have lost my teeth if I had ever said or did anything close to what goes on now..


  3. Richard M Nixon (Deceased)

    Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.


  4. Discipline start in a home, plus Cops must stop harassment parent for discipline plus protect much less that teen. Told me how good are you children, and I will told you what kind of parent have. Children reflect what parent have.


  5. I was into and raised up until 15 in what was sixty years ago a tough Chicago neighbourhood. Now it’s been gentrified so much that the large Victorian townhouse on a double lot that my dad paid US$ 8500 for in 1950 is valued at US$ 2.5 MM. That’s some inflation!

    Anyhow, at my grade school, Louisa M Alcott, there were some classes that were clearly out of certain teacher’s control. I had a friend, Ronald, in the worst one; he and most of the others were totally terrified of the bullies, and the teacher was at her wit’s end. Ronnie and I often walked home together, and one day he said the class was now COMPLETELY changed and there were no more problems. “How come?” I asked.

    Apparently the teacher knew someone who knew someone, and that person was asked to address the class, which, un bel di, he did. When the students were seated, a very tall, big fellow was introduced by the teacher simply as “has something to say to you,” but not named.

    In brief, he was a local Mafia muscle man, and in about one minute he told them that he was a friend of the teacher’s and looking out for her, so there would be NO MORE TROUBLE from any of you, or she’ll let him know. When he asked “Do you understand?” they all nodded emphatically: “Yes! Then he left.

    Everyone there knew who he represented w/o asking, and that class was perfectly behaved in every way for the rest of the year. The teacher also got an immediate reputation as not to be messed with, or else.


  6. FANTASTIC story joseph!!!! I’ve often said that if a MARINE were stationed in each classroom (as a part of their job)….we’d have NO discipline problems in schools today, no wasted public education time, no “in your face” kids or parents…& helluva good role models standing in front of imipressionable kids every day—maybe a steady supply of enlistees due to this—maybe a return to personal responsibility instead of the entitlement nation…..?????


  7. 🙂 too.


  8. Love this, I had a back brace for scoliosis when I was in junior high and I finally had enough of a bully (he was a boy too) and said “Fine go ahead and punch me in the stomach, hard as you can” By golly he did, hurt his hand and no one gave me any grief after that.


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