The Case Against Time Out By Dr. Peter Haiman

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According to the article, “The Case against Time Out” by Dr. Peter Haiman, stresses the importance of avoiding time-out as a discipline method for children. Parents and educators who use time out as reinforcement will create frustration in the child and will more likely cause the child to misbehavior. For example, in the kindergarten classroom timeout is used when the students are misbehaving, and students will often feel angry or sad. Students are isolated from the activity, and some children will express their frustration by crying. Students on time out are excluded from the activity, and the students are not receiving a proper education. Children who are isolated will experience rejection from the parents or educators. Other discipline …show more content…
Haiman article, “The disadvantages of time out” by Aletha Solter mentions that time out is seen as a less harmful punishment compared to spanking or yelling because it does not include physical abuse. Time out is a form of a punishment because the student was misbehaving. Parents and teachers who use time-out as a discipline method are promoting isolating in the student which leads students to feeling unwanted. The student is being removed from the activity and sitting in the back of the room. Children who misbehave are asking for attention and the needs are not being met. I think sometimes children misbehave on purpose because children need attention and the only way to receive attention is creating a commotion. Parents and teachers should be aware of the student’s needs and wants. I think the education system does need to be reformed because some courses encourage future teachers to use time out as a punishment. After seeing time out being used in the classroom, students are isolated and feel sad that they are not included in the …show more content…
Sometimes the home environment will affect the child’s behavior in a negative way and will cause them to misbehave in the classroom. The article mentions creating an open door policy with the student and teacher which allows the teacher to understand the student on a personal level. For example, I recently read an article in which the students were given a prompt and were asked to write what you would want the teacher to know about you. Students wrote about their family, living environment and current situation. I think the writing prompt will give teachers a better understanding of the family, culture, and living environment. The teacher should avoid praising individual and small groups of students instead praise the whole class. Teachers should avoid a reward system in the classroom because the students who are not rewarded will hate the reward system. As a future teacher, we want all the students to feel included and have an equal

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