class 5 was the worst class in valley high school. the students were badly behaved and had no interest in their lessons.
when a new principal came to work at the school, he decided to do something about class 5.
on the second day of school he left his office and walked to class 5's classroom.he did not need to know where it was. he could hear them. they were making a terrible noise.
he stood outside the classroom for a few moments and looked inside through the window.he was disgusted by what he saw.some boys were fighting.other students were throwing things at one another. no one was doing any work.
the principal had experienced badly behaved classes before. he knew what to do. he would go into the classroom, take hold of the biggest boy in the class and punish him. this would be an example to the others.
he took a deep breath and opened the classroom door. the students paid no attention to him.
"silence!" he shouted at the top of his voice.
this time the students stopped what they were doing and looked at him.
quickly he walked up to the oldest-looking boy in the room. he was also the noisiest and had been shouting at the others at the top of his voice.
he took hold of him by the ear and pulled him to the front of the class.
"i am going to punish you as an example to the others,'' he said. "now go to my office and wait for me."
then he turned to the class and lectured them about howtheyshouldbehavein school.
when he had finished he said, "does anyone have any questions?"
one of the students put up her hand."yes, sir.i have. when can we have our teacher back?"