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Is punishment part of study?

Why teacher's like to do it when they think now we can't do anyhting.

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I think that punishment is part of classroom life. As long as there have been teachers, they have punished students. I think that punishing students for breaking rules is acceptable, but punishing students for not knowing the material is not. There are many reasons a child does not know. You need to do more than assume it's because the student is lazy.

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Studying and learning to study is an important part of education.  Throughout life, you will have to learn new information and glean what you can from informational text.  Studying should not be used as a punishment; however, it is a necessary part of education.  Though it may seem like it, most teachers do not punish their students by having them study.  Studying the material is just one tool to help students learn the content.  Teachers should have other consequences in place if a student is choosing not to complete their work or be attentive in class.

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I am very curious about your question.  I find it disheartening that there are teachers which "punish" students-according to students.  I think you need to look at this a few different ways.

1) If you are referring to failing something, like a test or quiz, it is not punishment.  It is the consequence of not studying, paying attention, or doing your best.

2) If you are referring to assigning extra homework or "busy work" for a disruptive class, then yes, it is punishment for not respecting the teacher and the classroom rules.

Now, the most quizzical part of your question: "When they think we now can't do anything"...

Are you saying that the teacher is punishing you because the work turned in is not up to par regarding capabilities? Or are you saying that teachers are not threatened by students because a teacher will always be believed over a student?

In regard to not doing the assigned work- if the work is not being compleated, you (as a student) are not proving your capabilities. Therefore, to insure that you are able to master a skill, the teacher should assign more work so that you can prove that you are capable- typically, modifications are made so as to explore different learners.

Now, if you are saying that teachers are not afraid of students, I am not sure how to exactly respond to that.  I see my own students' failures and successes as mirror images of my own failures and successes as a teacher.  I see a student's inability to master an idea as a red flag to me as needing to change the way that I am teaching the subject matter.

So, is punishment a part of study? Yes...it is. If you fail to master something then you are punished by not mastering the subject matter.

I hope that this helps.  If I misunderstood your question, please rephrase so that I can clarify any confusion.

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This depends on what you mean by "punishment" and what context you are talking about.

If we are talking about punishing a student for doing badly on their work, that is something that teachers should not do.  Of course, teachers should (and, in fact, must) give bad grades when students do badly on their work.  But this is not punishment.  Grades are things that are earned by the student, not punishments or rewards that are given out by teachers.

If we are talking about punishing students for bad behavior, it is a different story.  Teachers must have some way to keep control over their classrooms.  Ideally, punishment would not be necessary, but there are times when it is.  If students disrupt the class and make it hard for others to learn, something must be done.

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