Teachers should know that “I’m giving you until the count of three…” isn’t an effective threat anymore. To punish your unruly students, what with their iPads and dragons, you have to think like your unruly students, get all Yo, Teach on them. With that in mind, meet the George R.R. Martin of Belgium teachers.
When his disciples were chatting a whole lesson, the [mathematics] teacher asked who watched Game of Thrones. Nearly everyone raised his hand. “Well, I’ve read all the books,” the teacher replied. “If there is another too much noise, I write the name of the dead on the board. They are there enough to fill the whole year and I can even describe how they die.”
When some students took the threat seriously, the teacher wrote the prompt killing of the third season on the board. Then it was quiet. (Via)
That last sentence, via Google Translate, even sounds like something Martin would write. Hopefully this idea doesn’t catch on here in America, though — high school would have been that much worse if my history teacher had spoiled what happened to Abe Lincoln before I finished reading The Death of Abe Lincoln.