Hi! I work in a supervisory role at a 2-6 setting in Asia, and am having slight cultural differences with my staff over behaviour management. Some of my staff have taken to putting different coloured chairs out in the classrooms as 'time out chairs' and children are really keen to avoid sitting on the red chairs, so it helps behaviour. My problem is that I think this is using shame and fear of being shamed to control behaviour, and I'm not a fan. The boss's idea was that time out was thinking time and should be restorative, and my thoughts are always with positive behaviour strategies, but I'm also aware that Britain has this kind of modern teaching and poor behaviour in British schools. I also don't want to interfere in classrooms unless I've got something more soilid behind me than "None of the good schools I worked at in Britain would do this." After some of the behaviour I saw in the UK, I don't feel like I have much of a high horse to speak from. So here's the question: Is this a valid behaviour management strategy with otherwise extemrely loving care? I told the staff that I wasn't keen, but that I'd do some research before banning it, and all I've turned up so far is a slew of articles weighed down by the word 'posiitve', which this isn't. I'm all for evidence based teaching, so if any scholarly types could throw a reference at me, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!