How to deal with classroom pranks

Jasmin Choudhury

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Yup, we have all had pranksters in class! Every person can name a time when a prank has been played on the teacher. Pranks can be funny, and in my experience, some were very funny that had me laughing with my pupils.

One of the pranks was an April Fool’s day joke where they put a fake rat in my draw that vibrated!! As you may have guessed, I have a phobia of furry rodents. After the initial scream and even they became distressed, I calmly reassured my class I was fine and actually laughed as it was meant in good humour.

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Jasmin Choudhury
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Jasmin has been qualified as a teacher for over 20 years and has been a Deputy Head, working mainly in some of the most deprived and challenging schools in the UK.

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