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Nov 29, 2016 08:18 AM EST

Is Detention Working For Student Discipline?


Oftentimes, to correct a behavior, the teacher would need to assign the student to detention. Detention has always been a part of school life.

Detention, from primary to high school, is still a subject of debate when it comes to correcting behavior. But since kids are already back in school, is detention still effective?

According to reports, detentions are hitting an end of term peak, cites BBC. Here are some stories of detention coming from both teachers and students.

1. A former student of a London comprehensive school said they used to make "snow" out of ripped up work.

2. Some students often use detention as a trophy achievement.

3. Students will not listen to their teachers and would keep on talking during detention.

4. Detentions can turn out to be a club of their own, says one former Hertfordshire student.

5. Students would often "forget" to turn up even though the offense took place on the same day.

6. One former London student says his parents thought he was always attending chess club. His late night arrivals at home were actually from his detention hours. Which meant his parents never knew he was always in trouble in school. This is because some schools do not inform the parents about their kids' offenses.

7. Sometimes detentions are not just about sitting quietly in class. Some schools make their students do chores. One of the chores include cleaning the board. Which meant that the students can have a little fun getting covered in chalk dust, says a former Cheshire student.

8. Like that "The Simpsons" introduction where Bart writes what he did wrong on the board. One teacher actually did not agree to this kind of method. The teacher explains that it should not be about forcing the kid to apologize. The teacher, now retired, would rather opt for a conflict resolution talk.

Do you have a detention experience of your own? Tell us in the comments section!

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