Behavior Modification in Schools
Corporal punishment is a way to modify a child’s behavior with a small paddle (enough to startle the child) to his or her bottom. Corporal does not mean beat the student as punishment. This act should not leave bruising, only redness to the bottom. This should be done out of tough love for the child and not out of anger. The teacher should also have multiple adult witnesses when paddling the student. Corporal punishment would be an effective way to modify behavior in schools.
There is a problem with the younger generations coming up. No one has taught them to take responsibility. There are some forms of consequences for every action. When a student gets good grades, perfect attendance, and no late homework the school rewards them with something they enjoy like going to the movies or taking them to cedar point at the end of the year. When students get in trouble there are usually three types of punishment: first detention, then in school suspension, and when that doesn’t work schools kick them out for a few days. Being a current public school student I hear the talk of the trouble makers who hate school. They like being suspended because that means they don’t have to come to school and deal with the basic responsibilities. So is the punishment effective for those students?
What if there was another style of punishment? Some may call it old fashion or even harmful but not if it’s done right. Corporal punishment is a type of punishment that could change everything for the better. If started at a young enough age it may modify the child’s behavior enough so that by time the child is in 6th grade he or she is more respectful and has a healthy fear of authority. Which will result in a good relationship between the students and faculty.
If you were spanked as a child, I’m sure you remember it. Mr. Mitchell, a psychology teacher at Fremont High School, says that he only needed to be spanked once when he was a child because he...