The first teacher should be encouraged to go to some seminars to change her own thinking and behavior in terms of parenting and teaching styles.
She is pessimistic, discouraging, critical, and quick to punish.
She does not show any understanding of children, child psychology, theories of motivation and the effects of praise and criticism on the child's self esteem and future potential.
She shows no appreciation for creativity, and has "black and white" thinking.
The boy has much potential.
He is equipped with a creative mind that sees the world in a colorful manner, and is eager to express it.
Yet the teacher is demeaning towards his nature and punishes him for his creativity to the point that this reinforcement and conditioning stunts him and teaches him to submit to the accepted format, and not express a mind of his own.
After being punished, he ends up agreeing with the teacher's words, and her lesson becomes so ingrained in him, that when he finally has another teacher that is optimistic and encouraging of creativity, his previous learned helplessness and submission to his former teacher's conditioning is still expressed in his art and words.
He no longer has the ability to think for himself.
It would take a lot of time and effort on the latter teacher's part to undo the effects of the actions of the former teacher.
This is in accordance with Dweck's model of achievement motivation, which shows that the source of patterns of motivation in children is more largely impacted by the feedback that they receive from adults, rather than by the child's own temperament.
Criticism has a very negative impact on children's self understanding and future performance potential.
To All Parents and Educators:
Please, encourage creativity in children.
Provide positive feedback and reward positive behavior.