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Old 12-11-2011, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Now this takes me back!
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Old 12-11-2011, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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It is common for the bad kids to not be allowed to eat with the rest of the students.
Yeah, actually I remember, just really vaguely so, when I was grade one, pretty much 6 years old or something, having to sit away from everyone at least a few times for misbehaving (though I didn't remember what I ever did ). It was a table away from other kids in the main lunch area.

But funny thing, it wasn't forced silence or isolation, but with other kids who had also been misbehaving. And I did remember, when I did go there, talking to other kids who were also sent there and ironically having made some friendships based on talking to them (I don't remember what the other kids were in for, probably talking rudely or something).
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Old 12-11-2011, 03:11 PM
 
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Hideous. Discipline should be immediate, and appropriate. Lunch is a student's free time to socialize. Lunchtime should not be a time when punitive measures are enforced.
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Old 12-11-2011, 05:45 PM
 
Location: BK All Day
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My school didn't have a cafeteria. We ate in our rooms with dishtowels over our desk. If you where bad you had to pick up your dishtowel picnic and sit in the corner facing the wall and eat. BTW I'm only 25 so this was only about 15 years ago.
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:02 PM
 
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I'll bet the kid is as bratty as the parent. There will be far more urgent times when the parents input and "help" are needed by the school. Pick your battles carefully and don't be a pain in the arse. No, it's not easy to get the kids "quite."

Will you be a loving parent by putting your kid on toxic drugs like Ritalin, after you don't allow the school to non-physically discipline her? That's the trend, and that's why ADHD diagnosis is up 2500% in 20 years. Yet, almost none of these kids have had their condition scientifically verified, just that the school is happy to have the aggressive kids all doped up, instead of instilling values and discipline.

Last edited by toobusytoday; 12-16-2011 at 06:51 AM.. Reason: "squirting the kid out"?? inappropriate
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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First of all, it is easy to make the children all be quite and take away the one time of day that they get to socialize. Is it easier for the Lunch staff???(YES!). Does this make the children unhappy?? Yes. So what is the lunchroom staff getting paid for. Jobs aren't suppose to be easy, especially when it comes to Children.

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The punishment was not meted out due to the child being disruptive in the lunchroom, it was for breaking three, three mind you, rules, two in the classroom and one in the bus line.
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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What I hated about silent lunch was that due to a few people's actions; the entire class was punished for it.
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:45 AM
 
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What I hated about silent lunch was that due to a few people's actions; the entire class was punished for it.
That doesn't seem to be the case in this situation. However, there is some merit in doing the above. The "good" kids can put peer pressure on the misbehavers to actually behave.
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Old 12-15-2011, 04:27 PM
 
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Hideous. Discipline should be immediate, and appropriate. Lunch is a student's free time to socialize. Lunchtime should not be a time when punitive measures are enforced.
what immediate and appropriate consequence do you suggest for continuous talking in class and misbehaving in line?
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:40 PM
 
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What I hated about silent lunch was that due to a few people's actions; the entire class was punished for it.
Nothing like some peer pressure for the offenders!
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