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Writing lines.

Discussion in 'Behaviour' started by lou1990lou, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. lou1990lou

    lou1990lou New commenter

    I have a student who is constantly telling me:

    "you're not allowed to make us write lines any more!"

    All of the times, apart from today, the prospect of writing lines was a threat. It was during detention where he had an argument with me about it.

    My question is: Is there any basis to this argument? Is there a rule that we, as teachers, aren't allowed to make students write lines as a punishment?

    (My lines were 6 bullet points on what I expect from them in the classroom.
  2. Tom_Bennett

    Tom_Bennett Occasional commenter

    None. No basis whatsoever. The school has the right to set sanctions that aren't unreasonable, and this isn't. The pupil is simply doing what kids in detention do- demanding rights but ignoring their responsibilities.

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