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Losing Recess as Punishment

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Basic Member
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3 years ago
What are your thoughts about losing recess as punishment?  What other consequences do you give your students?  Do you think we are living in a world where there are no consequences anymore for misbehaviors?
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+8
3 years ago
Some of the teachers I work with have the students lose their art or music time instead.
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3 years ago
Quote from ShellyMG
Some of the teachers I work with have the students lose their art or music time instead.

I don't know what the answer is, but I do not agree with students losing their art or music time as a punishment.  To me, taking these classes away sends a message that the arts are not important.  Would the same teachers consider taking away math or reading as a punishment?  How to effectively deal with misbehavior can definitely be a challenge.
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3 years ago
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Quote from ShellyMG
Some of the teachers I work with have the students lose their art or music time instead.

I don't know what the answer is, but I do not agree with students losing their art or music time as a punishment.? To me, taking these classes away sends a message that the arts are not important.? Would the same teachers consider taking away math or reading as a punishment?? How to effectively deal with misbehavior can definitely be a challenge.

I think more on the positive rewards. I am working with class dojo, and it is working. Students are trying hard to get the points.
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3 years ago
Rewards are a better option than taking away the things they need. Kids don't get enough exposure to art and music as it is. These things help the students brains work better. I believe that too often physical activity is left our of the routine and it inhibits the brain function and is harmful to the learning process.
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3 years ago
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Rewards are a better option than taking away the things they need. Kids don't get enough exposure to art and music as it is. These things help the students brains work better. I believe that too often physical activity is left our of the routine and it inhibits the brain function and is harmful to the learning process.

Also, incorporate movement during your lesson. That is something else that I like to do. That helps them to have their time to stretch and talk.
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3 years ago
Quote from VeronicaB
Quote from ShellyMG
Some of the teachers I work with have the students lose their art or music time instead.

I don't know what the answer is, but I do not agree with students losing their art or music time as a punishment.? To me, taking these classes away sends a message that the arts are not important.? Would the same teachers consider taking away math or reading as a punishment?? How to effectively deal with misbehavior can definitely be a challenge.

I agree that sends a wrong message.
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3 years ago
Quote from VeronicaB
Quote from ShellyMG
Some of the teachers I work with have the students lose their art or music time instead.

I don't know what the answer is, but I do not agree with students losing their art or music time as a punishment.? To me, taking these classes away sends a message that the arts are not important.? Would the same teachers consider taking away math or reading as a punishment?? How to effectively deal with misbehavior can definitely be a challenge.

Agreed!  As a specialist (Guidance), I would be very unhappy if students were pulled from their time with me.  I already don't see them as much as the other specialists.  I am interested to see what others have to say as we are struggling with this in my school currently.  Students DO need their recess;they need time to run around and socialize...but what's left in terms of consequences?
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3 years ago
Quote from alutes
Rewards are a better option than taking away the things they need. Kids don't get enough exposure to art and music as it is. These things help the students brains work better. I believe that too often physical activity is left our of the routine and it inhibits the brain function and is harmful to the learning process.

Yes!  We have tried to incorporate more rewards.  As part of our School-wide Positive Behavior Support program students have the opportunity everyday to earn a "Hi-Five Ticket" for exhibiting ready, respectful or responsible behavior.  They are responding to this.  However, there are some , as always, where this is not very motivating.  I believe teachers are frustrated at feeling they have nothing they can "use" as a consequence now that we are no longer taking away recess.
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3 years ago
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Quote from alutes
Rewards are a better option than taking away the things they need. Kids don't get enough exposure to art and music as it is. These things help the students brains work better. I believe that too often physical activity is left our of the routine and it inhibits the brain function and is harmful to the learning process.

Yes!? We have tried to incorporate more rewards.? As part of our School-wide Positive Behavior Support program students have the opportunity everyday to earn a "Hi-Five Ticket" for exhibiting ready, respectful or responsible behavior.? They are responding to this.? However, there are some , as always, where this is not very motivating.? I believe teachers are frustrated at feeling they have nothing they can "use" as a consequence now that we are no longer taking away recess.

I agree it is frustrating when there seem to be no consequences anymore.  But, in real life there are consequences.
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