Thursday, October 15, 2015

Disciplining Young Students Is Hard.

TIME (10/15, Adair) reports “disciplining works if it’s not over the top and children understand the point of it.” Highlights magazine’s State of Kids survey found that the majority of children from age six to 12 “appreciated being disciplined and believed that it helped them behave better”, but also found that many children believe their parents do not use effective strategies to discipline their children. The article then illustrates examples of schools going too far to control and discipline students because “there is an extraordinary amount of content that teachers are supposed to cover during a school year.” The article also cites research about the racial disparities in school discipline.

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