In what I can only imagine was a last ditch effort to gain control over a classroom full of 7 year olds all hopped up on Christmas cheer, a substitute teacher in England did the unthinkable and told the 7 year old students that there was no Santa Claus. And I’m sure this calmed them down. What ever happened to the turning off the lights move? I remember being in some rowdy substitute-led classrooms as a young’n, but as soon those lights went out it was like someone spiked all the juice boxes with Tylenol PM. Sure, the teacher has been fired and will not be substituting at the school again, but what about the children?
The substitute also reportedly told the students that even if there was a Santa Claus they would all be getting coal in their stockings because only students who know their multiplication tables get presents.
And I thought all British women were sweet like Mary Poppins….