-How are teachers/ the teaching profession seen?
Badly. They are poorly paid. They are burn out and don't put enough efford in teaching in many cases.
-How do teaching and discipline syles differ [from North America]?
In Poland it's hard to disciplinate a pupil because suspention and detention doesn't exist. There is a mark given for behaviour but no one cares even if is going to have naganne
(reprehensible - the worst note for behaviour) for the end of the year. If a person attend school above secondary education (such as liceum) then for a bad behaviour a pupil might be disciplinarly removed from a school.