Denbighshire teacher banned for emotional abuseMr Hughes was also found guilty of:
A teacher found to have emotionally abused pupils has been banned from the profession.
John Hughes called children at Garth Primary School in Trevor, Denbighshire, names such as dumbo and twit, a disciplinary hearing was told.
- poking pupils with a stick 
- dragging them by their collars
- throwing their work on the floor.
In my schooldays, being called 'dumbo' and having your work dropped on the floor was a sign that you were in the presence of someone new to the profession. Before they had learned the real stuff.
Like carrying you to the front of the classrom by the little bit of hair in front of your ear. Which was not considered a serious matter, but a mild rebuke, such as for a spelling mistake.
Like throwing a board rubber across the room and hitting someone on the temple and rendering him temporarily unconscious, for talking .
Like hitting you a smart slap across the back of the head that made you bury your front teeth in the wood of the desk lid, for nothing at all ("Now wait until you see what you get when you actually do something.")
Then again, I never told a teacher to 'fuck off', I always did my homework, and I left school with a decent but unspectacular set of O and A-levels. So, a bit of a win there, I think.
We are in a world where teachers are facilitators and enablers and entertainers, not disciplinarians, so no wonder the guy was a bit of a misfit. Perhaps he was just a crap teacher, in which case they should have said so. But kicking someone out for calling kids 'Dumbo'?
I'd better report my wife for causing significant mental cruelty, then.
 See Monty Python, Self-Defence Against Fresh Fruit.
 Mate of mine, chemistry lab. He survived.