So many of the recent threads have had buried within them a common theme of teaching and learning being compromised because of the behaviour of children. In one of those threads, I said that I would make available the chapter in my new book that deals with behaviour (basically I argue that Britain is not broken, people are good, but there are outliers). I don't want to print the whole chapter (read: have been asked not to!), but I have taken the part of the chapter where I talk about detentions and sanctions and posted it as a new blog on my website, so I thought I'd share it here http://www.emaths.co.uk/index.php/the-emaths-blog/item/detentions-are-pointless Maybe in the next couple of days I'll post the other part (Apparently it is potentially libelous at the moment!! hahaha).