In The Corner
Being told to, “Go stand in the corner” is something my grade school teachers did to students who misbehaved. I also remember a few of them drawing circles on the board and making students put their noses in the circles and stand there for punishment. I guess you would call this “shaming” and as to whether it worked or not, I don’t remember. Thankfully, I was never in the corner or at the board with my nose in a circle. The only trouble I ever had at school was talking when I shouldn’t and I was so shy that if the teacher even looked in my direction I would hush.
I don’t think schools put students “in the corner” anymore. Perhaps they do somewhere. I’m not sure what schools do with rowdy students these days. I haven’t taught in such a long time that I’m sure it has changed. We had forms we had to fill out and then send to the assistant principal and he/she took it from there.
This is my granddaughter and although she is in the corner she was not placed there as punishment. She thought it was a fun place to hide. I took her with me to a bridal shower and she had so much fun. Can you tell she’s having a blast hiding in the corner?
If you have children or grandchildren in school I would love to hear how student’s are discipline at their school and your thoughts about what is appropriate and what isn’t.
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