A week ago, we told you a story about the Hubei principal who kissed a pig in front of his students, for some reason we’ve now forgotten. Now, a female principal from a tutorial center in Wenzhou has shaved her head after one of her school’s teachers couldn’t achieve their “bad habits reduction” goal, ifeng.com reports.
The teacher, named Xu Shanping, set a goal for her five teachers a month ago. They each were supposed to help 10 students get rid of internet addiction, laziness, or other bad habits in a month. If they couldn’t succeed, Xu would shave her head. In the end, one of the five teachers didn’t fulfill her duty, so Xu did it as she promised.
Xu says she doesn’t regret losing her ‘do, although she was a little concerned. She had studied a teaching philosophy called “A Promise is a promise” from a teaching training in Shanghai a few months ago. She prepared for this and hoped she could motivate teachers to help their students in an effective way, but she also stressed she will adopt other ways to motive her employees.
Zhouqi, an associate professor from Wenzhou University, disagrees with this practice, saying that shaving your head won’t fix students’ real problems (and he’s probably right), but he conceded that Xu’s idea may help motivate the teachers. Zhou advocates other positive and acceptable way to motive employees.