How My Teachers Taught Me To Catch

My teachers loved throwing blackboard dusters at students who weren’t concentrating. As a professional daydreamer, I was frequently met by a stray duster. I always wondered whether duster throwing was a compulsory unit in teacher training courses.

It seems like my teachers weren’t the only ones plying their duster throwing trade:

A HIGH school teacher has been banned for dishing out more than seven years of abuse to students – including swearing at them, calling them names and throwing a chalkboard duster.

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal recently ordered the suspension of David Geoffrey Mears’ teacher’s registration, saying his teaching “fell well below the standard of behaviour generally expected”.

QCAT presiding member Paul Kanowski, in a just-published nine page decision, said Mears offensive behaviour toward students occurred between July 2003 and March 31 last year.

Mears, who has been banned for 15 months, first slapped a Year 8 student on the head in March 2003 and continued to either swear at or make “physical contact” with pupils up until he “threw a duster in the direction of a male Year 10 student last year.”

“Mr Mears has sworn at students on a number of occasions,” Mr Kanowski said.

“He also made physical contact, such as pushing students without a valid educational purpose.”

The tribunal was told Mears swore at numerous students, telling them to “piss off,” “(expletive) off,” calling them everything from an “(expletive) idiot” and dickheads and threatening them that “if anyone (expletive) up their job, they will get a kick up the arse.”

Mr Kanowski cited 11 instances in which Mears swore or made physical contact with one or more students during his 11-year career.

“On 10 May 2010, Mr Mears swore in a Year 9 class … (and) said to a female student: Get your a*** over here,” he said.

“On a date … (in) February 2011, Mr Mears called a male Year 10 student a (expletive) idiot … and told the student to (expletive) listen and pushed him into a whiteboard.

“On or about 22 February 20001 Mr Mears … said to one male student: You need a kick up the arse. You’re a dickhead and you (expletive) up, didn’t you?”

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