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Walking Laps
Old 10-07-2017, 03:13 AM
 
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I guess I don't think kids should be "made" to walk laps. But I do agree with "allowing" them to walk laps if missing recess is the appropriate punishment.

For example: Kid is shoving, hitting, etc. Logical consequence is you don't get to play with the others at recess. You can sit out, or you can walk laps by yourself. - So kid is still not happy, but parent isn't complaining about lack of fresh air and exercise.

I can kind of understand how this was the breaking point for some teachers, though. Every punishment they had in their arsenal has been slowly taken away. You can't have them write lines anymore, you can't take away recess, you can't...

All of this positive stuff is great, if the child likes you and wants to please you. But a lot of today's kids just don't. (And pacing guides and over-testing leave precious little time for relationship building.) What works really well with one or two kids at home is just not always practical with 25 at once.
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