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?

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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  1. A Grand Journey 11 Apr, 2016

    I love the picture of your granddaughter. Does she look like you when you were little?
    I remember in third grade having a “witch” of a teacher who used to (I am sure) take pleasure in embarrassing me. I was shy, so the attention and negative attention at that, was horrible. Obviously, since I still remember it! 🙂 Shaming was probably a popular discipline tool at that time (40 years ago). Hopefully, not any more.

  2. She is so cute, looks like she has a great demeanor!!
    Thank you for hosting!
    HAve a happy week!

  3. Aww! so cute she seems to like it in the corner LOL 🙂

  4. NanaHood 11 Apr, 2016

    Yes she does!

  5. NanaHood 11 Apr, 2016

    Thanks Karren! You too!

  6. NanaHood 11 Apr, 2016

    I hope it’s not either and she looks a little like me but a lot like her mom!

  7. I’m a preschool teacher (age 5) and my discipline is the Pom Pom jar! Reinforcing good behavior. No standing in the corner in my class. I’m pretty fortunate that I don’t have a lot of misbehavior and when I do, it usually is corrected privately with a firm talking to.

  8. Create With Joy 12 Apr, 2016

    Your grandaughter is adorable!

  9. Merlinda Little 12 Apr, 2016

    I dont think they are doing this in my son’s school. In his school they talk to the kid and to the parents if the kid is hard to discipline and try to work out a solution. One of the reason why I enrolled my son there =)

    Your granddaughter is the cutest =)

  10. What a sweetie! She’s like a kitty 🙂

  11. Caroline Fernandez 12 Apr, 2016

    What a cutie!

  12. pioneerpat1 12 Apr, 2016

    Very cute.

    It is illegal in California to do anything that would embarrass a child.

  13. We used to do that to our kids . . . put them in time out. I would never do that to the kids at school, although I might seat an unruly one away from the group.

  14. teresak 14 Apr, 2016

    Thank you!

  15. teresak 14 Apr, 2016

    I was in school a LONG time ago and even using paddles was allowed! Thanks for commenting!

  16. teresak 14 Apr, 2016

    Thank you Caroline! I appreciate it!

  17. teresak 14 Apr, 2016

    Yes she is Lana! Thank you for commenting!