At a private school in Ankara, the student’s disrespectful hand gestures toward the teacher explaining the subject on board during lessons were reflected on camera. The Ankara Provincial Education Department has launched an investigation into the questionable images. Speaking after the incident, English teacher Yup Health said, “Of course, a Turkish child cannot be lost by mistake. Everyone has been wrong in the past, of course. This child did not commit violence either. I have forgiven that student.”
At a private school in Ankara, students’ inappropriate behavior towards teachers during lessons was reflected on camera. Following the revelation of the incident, the provincial education department launched an investigation against the student.
A post shared on the Twitter account of the Ankara Provincial Directorate of National Education states, “An investigation has been launched into what happened at a private school in our city, where an unacceptable behavior towards a student became his teacher’s place and was reflected on social media.”
English teacher Yup Health: I forgot the student
Teacher Yup Health, who was confronted with the student’s actions, announced that he had forgiven his student. “Of course, a Turkish child cannot be lost by mistake. Of course, everyone has guilt in the past. This child has not committed any violence, yes, he has harmed the teachers and the profession, but the child is not aware either.
The incident took place at a private school in Ankara’s Sinkan district. Eyup Sağlık, an English teacher who has been an educator for about 35 years, was surprised at what he would do after a student stood up during a lesson and pointed to himself. The Ankara Provincial Education Department began investigating the incident when photos taken by another student surfaced on social media. Eyup Sağlık, an English teacher who has been an educator for 35 years, talks about his experience.
“They did it to make money on tickets.”
The English teacher of health said, “On Tuesday, while I was concentrating on my school lessons, suddenly the child came up to me. Suddenly, I began to feel hands and arms over my face. ‘What’s going on?’ I said in surprise. I saw the boy making very strange movements as if he was dancing. Then I took the boy’s hand and put him down. The next morning the parents and the child, who was caught on camera, came to apologize. Of course, we are adults and we are educators. Of course, a Turkish child can not be lost with a mistake. Of course, everyone has guilt in the past. This child has not committed any violence, yes, he has harmed the teachers and the profession, but the child is not aware either.
As I learned later, this is something that is done all of a sudden to make money on tickets. In fact, our school administration is very sensitive about this, the school has a phone locker. But I let the kids see the unknown words in the English class. It’s an accident. I have an appeal to the school administration about the student who gave the ticket. Such incidents should not have happened without permission, ”he said.
“I forgive myself”
Mentioning that he loves his students very much and does not want to lose them because of a mistake, Saglik said that they talked to the students and their parents after the incident and said, “We are sorry. I have met him, I have met his parents. But our provincial education department has launched an investigation. That investigation will tell. But I forgave him, boy. This is our child, we can’t throw it away, “he said.
“Children need to be human, we need to teach them to be human”
He received a message of support after the incident and stressed that he was very happy and satisfied with the situation, Saglik noted:
“My school principal friends and colleagues I know called. God bless you. These are the only things. Let me give you an example. There was a coach named Gordon Milne who was the Beşiktaş champion for 3 years. When defeated, he said, I was taking him as an example. ‘It happens in football,’ and I say, ‘it happens in education, in youth.’ But it was good as an example. Parents always blame outside. First we have to see for ourselves, what is our child doing? We must listen to the child, and we must listen to the teacher. The immediate attack should not be on the training worker. Children cannot learn lessons. But the child has to be human, he has to be taught to be human. So it may be because of the teachers in the field of education. We did not treat the child like that. We couldn’t teach this kid what to do. For my part, not for my other colleagues. I couldn’t teach. “