- 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 arrange a proper haircut
- The boy agreed to keep his hat off and even apologised for his mistake
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 organise a barber's haircut. The young boy admitted he had been in the wrong and apologised for disrupting the lesson.
He even thanked Jason for being kind enough to help instead and not call his parents or punish 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.
In other Briefly.co.za news, dreams do most times come true for people. This is the case for a young lady, Taylor Denise Andrews, who recently got accepted into a neuroscience doctorate degree programme. Sharing a kid photo of herself, Taylor said that she has been dreaming of one day becoming a doctor since she was 12 years old.
To back up her claim, the PhD student's throwback snap has her standing in front of a whiteboard with the word "Dr Taylor Denise Andrews" written atop her head.
"I GOT ACCEPTED INTO MY DREAM NEUROSCIENCE PHD PROGRAM!! I’ve been manifesting this day since I was 12 years old," she wrote in the heartwarming tweet.
Many were wowed that she worked hard so she could achieve her childhood dream. Taylor in a subsequent tweet thanked all those who wished her well.
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