Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Rewarding children for misbehaviour


Difficult pupils should be praised and given special prizes to encourage them to behave in school, the Government has suggested.

New guidance on improving classroom behaviour said teachers should reward children five times as often as they punish them for disrupting lessons.

Wouldn’t giving prizes for misbehaviour just encourage it? I swear you couldn’t get anymore stupid than this society has become.

2 comments:

Nobby said...

"I swear you couldn’t get anymore stupid than this society has become."

Don't bet on it!

alanorei said...

"Wouldn’t giving prizes for misbehaviour just encourage it?"

Yes.

"I swear you couldn’t get anymore stupid than this society has become."

I was going to insert Yes again but I agree with Nobby.

To paraphrase the late Sir Stanley Holloway,

"By gum, they'll 'ave a good try."