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If teachers had more control to install discipline in the classroom like the "old days", could it help reduce bad behaviour from the youth of today?

By Tracy . Created on 02 Feb, 2021
We had the the fear of god put into us as children growing up in the 60's and 70's if we did something wrong in school. We had "real" punishment, but it seems these days kids can do what they like! Starting at school let the teachers have the right to be able to control the class and kids behaviour by having REAL consequences to deter them like detention and punishment. We need to start with the new generations coming through school now, to try to deter the repeat of recent generations behaviour. I know it also begins at home too, however kids can spend more time at school (if they aren't waging) than they do at home especially when parents are working full time!
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Liz said 3 weeks ago
The big problem with Schools now & has been for quite some time is that, Class sizes are way to big. Some grades are even incorporated for eg, 1st grade & 2nd grade. The other problem is that important skills of reading, writing, english, math & all the other subjects have been made too complicated too early, leaving many Students either falling behind or just getting left behind each year. Teachers are doing more ...
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John said 3 weeks ago
Teachers should not have to put up with students bad behaviour
Bring back the cane and detention
Joyce said 3 weeks ago
You have to be so careful. I was in primary school during the 60's and we had some pretty nasty teachers. They would hit you for any little thing. Just a bit too handy with the punishment. Same in high school. The deputy principal at our high school liked to cane the boys, for just about any little thing. Came to a head when one of the 'caned' students' father came down and sorted him out. The principal had t...
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Mrs said 3 weeks ago
Agree caning does not work for repeat offenders. Some people get so little attention that any attention is a positive. Getting to the cause of the problem and addressing it is the way to go. Served on Education Dept exclusion groups. It opens your eyes to the fact that most times all that is needed is a little help, and understanding and environmental change. Had parents thank me for being involved in having their c...
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Rudy said 4 weeks ago
Bring back the cane.
Joyce said 3 weeks ago
So not helpful.
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Geoff said 4 weeks ago
But would "political correctness" and laws provide them with the will or confidence to exercise such power?? We have seen excesses in the community and teachers are part of the community so there is always a risk without proper standards and safeguards being in place. there could be more harm that good come out of individualising such measures.
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Ecartar said 4 weeks ago
Children need to learn the boundaries of acceptable behaviour early, this needs both parental & school approaches to complement each other. By no means do I advocate going back to the corporal punishment of my school days, but a guiding hand to help them learn as they grow.
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Daniel said 4 weeks ago
In order for children to grow into functional adults
they must learn rights are complimented by responsibilities and actions have consequences both good and bad
Mrs said 4 weeks ago
Exactly.
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Frank said 4 weeks ago
lay out the rules and start discipline when they go off the rails