Did you see Dr. Phil’s show on Corporal Punishment?. Here’s additional thoughts…. Changing Behavior. I frequently hear people say that “Corporal Punishment should come back.” I have even heard people say “Corporal Punishment Disappeared and School Resource Officers Showed Up.”
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Did you see Dr. Phil’s show on Corporal Punishment? Here’s additional thoughts…
Changing Behavior • I frequently hear people say that “Corporal Punishment should come back.” • I have even heard people say “Corporal Punishment Disappeared and School Resource Officers Showed Up.” • The following slides show the reality of those statements…or lack thereof.
“What them kids need….(sic)” 23 states still have no ban on corporal punishment… US Dept of Education: Office of Civil Rights
State Rank vs. Corporal Punishment Top ten for paddling Not outlawed
If corporal punishment was the cure… • Wouldn’t the states with the highest rates of corporal punishment have the highest academic achievement?
Corporal Punishment • Corporal Punishment Data gathered from: • Office of Civil Rights • National Education Association
Morgan Quitno’s Education State Rankings21 points of consideration for “smartest state” • Public Elementary and Secondary School Revenue per $1,000 Personal Income (Table 56) + • Percent of Public Elementary and Secondary School Current Expenditures used for Instruction (Table 134) + • Percent of Population Graduated from High School (Table 171) + • Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate for Public High Schools (Table 174) + • Percent of Public School Fourth Graders Proficient or Better in Reading (Table 203) + • Percent of Public School Eighth Graders Proficient or Better in Reading (Table 211) + • Percent of Public School Fourth Graders Proficient or Better in Writing (Table 219) + • Percent of Public School Eighth Graders Proficient or Better in Writing (Table 227) + • Percent of Public School Fourth Graders Proficient or Better in Mathematics (Table 235) + • Percent of Public School Eighth Graders Proficient or Better in Mathematics (Table 243) + • Average Teacher Salary as a Percent of Average Annual Pay of All Workers (Table 364) + • Average Daily Attendance as a Percent of Fall Enrollment in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools (Table 398) + • Percent of School-Age Population in Public Schools (Table 389) + • High School Drop Out Rate (Table 191) - • Special Education Pupil-Teacher Ratio (Table 339) - • Percent of Public Elementary and Secondary School Staff Who are School District Administrators (Table 380) - • Average Class Size in Public Elementary Schools (Table 425) - • Average Class Size in Public Secondary Schools (Table 426) - • Median Pupil-Teacher Ratio in Public Primary Schools (Table 429) - • Median Pupil-Teacher Ratio in Public Middle Schools (Table 432) - • Median Pupil-Teacher Ratio in Public High Schools (Table 435) -
So is paddling the answer? • No…want to know more about Positive Interventions? • Check out www.pbis.org for school-wide positive behavior support. • Discipline means to “teach” not to paddle, ridicule, kick out, suspend, or fail. • We need to teach children the behaviors we want to see. • We need to model the behaviors we want to see. • We need to give students opportunities to practice these behaviors. • We need to catch students being good and label appropriate behaviors.
Should we reward children? • Is it harmful to “catch students being good?” • “…our research team has conducted a series of reviews and analysis of (the reward) literature; our conclusion is that there is no inherent negative property of reward. Our analyses indicate that the argument against the use of rewards is an overgeneralization based on a narrow set of circumstances.” • Cameron, 2002 • Cameron & Pierce, 1994, 2002 • Cameron, Banko & Pierce, 2001
We can improve behavior by 80% just by pointing out what one student is doing correctly. • Shores, Gunter, and Jack (1993) researched schools and measured how often students were doing the right thing and they found that students comply with the rules 80% of the time. • Shores, Gunter, and Jack (1993) then measured how often the adults in the environment complimented students for their appropriate behavior. What percentage do you think they found?
We have an intervention that improves behavior by 80% and we use it 1.44% of the time.
Want to learn more about teaching behavior and catching kids being good? • Check out the Positive Interventions and Effective Strategies Book on www.behaviordoctor.org under PIES or Books. • It’s free!!!