Do I walk with them? Nah.

This morning, on my usual routine, I went to one of the elementary classrooms to take the students for their recess. Due to their lack of behavior while walking up and down the stairs to their classroom the last few days, they were in trouble and was therefore asked to walk up and down the stairs ten times before they are allowed to take their break. 

Cruel, I know. But I guess sometimes it’s the only way they will learn. 

The dilemma I was stuck in was where I should position myself while they walked their punishment. I have to keep an eye on them in case they are talking or are running, which is inappropriate because there are classes going on at the same time in the classroom next door. The first two times I walked with them, but began to get tired and lazy. So finally I decided to just give them some slack and stood in the middle of the two floors on the balcony instead. Perhaps it was a more selfish move but let’s just say I didn’t want to put pressure on them. Cause I’m nice like that.

2 thoughts on “Do I walk with them? Nah.

  1. guestwho says:

    jo, now you know punishment is not a bad way for kid’s improvements…happy that you realize it now……ha ha……so we are right sometime in the past……

  2. Joanne Lam says:

    Some punishments are okay. But I actually do think making them walk up and down the stairs ten times is a bit too much. But yes, of course you were right sometimes. If not, I wouldn’t be the great person I am now! Haha just kidding.

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