As we grow into adults, the rules that abide to us change. Such as our curfew, bed time, and house chores. We mature as each year goes by and start to take responsibility for our decisions. The rule that applies to us even at a mature age is the “no talking” rule in class. I was constantly told to not talking class and several times when I was younger, my name was etched on the white board resulting in no recess. Even at the age I’m at now, I’m still constantly reminded to be aware of what I wanted to say. I could no longer say what I had in mind, yet I had to think before I shared my thoughts. Throughout this paper I will shed light on the disadvantages the “no talking rule” has affected children and how abolishing the rule will add to
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There’s a broad spectrum of rules on disciplining “School Talk” depending on the personality and experience of a teacher. (Dix 1993) “No talking” in schools are being implemented in school curriculums. In each diverse school community in America, there are groups of teachers that abide by a certain set of rules in the classroom. In high schools across Carroll County, MD. Students are enrolling in ASL classes to not only fulfill their credits to graduate but to discover other ways to socialize in class. (Odland 2010) It’s interesting how we always find ways to bend the rules in the classroom. It’s our human nature to come to terms with our inner desires whether it be to talk or making decisions.
“Westminster High School student Bailey Whitcomb made it through an entire class presentation without speaking and got complimented for the effort. She's learning a new language, one flush with hand and facial gestures and void of talking. Whitcomb was enrolled in Charlene Handley's American Sign Language I class during the first term at Westminster High School.” (Odland 2010) Other ways the “no talking” rule is enforced in school is by negative reinforcement. Students who speak out in class while the teacher is talking often get punished. In elementary to middle schools students are often sent to the corner in the room to serve their “time-out” as a consequence for not being quiet. In varying high schools and colleges, students are