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If you browse through the comments you can see many people who applaud this teacher for her actions claiming that embarrassment is the best form for correction. I'm disappointed in people who actually support such a form of punishment. Then again I highly doubt any of the people supporting it actually have kids. I find it unlikely that anyone would be supporting the "cone of shame" if the teacher had been doing it to children and infants to teach them right from wrong. If a teacher is taking punishment advice from a G rated Pixar movie, maybe they should ditch the cone of shame and parade around town in a dunce cap themselves. To think adults say kids and teenagers are overly influenced. Sheesh ( I found out "sheesh" is an actual word in the dictionary by the way.)
I found this so funny. I honestly think kids deserve a little embarrassment. I mean look at what teachers have to deal with now a days.. I mean if the kids didn't mind it & actually posted it on FB then why would it be a huge issue? I mean.. Back then my step dad got hot candle wax poured on him for misbehaving.
Discipline in educational facilities has changed dramatically over the last century; that much is true. While I do agree with Lisette that high school teachers "deal with" quite a handful of disrespectful teens, I also agree with Jasmine in the sense that a high school teacher should not worship and practice what is seen in a kids' movie. Great comments guys. The one thing that almost bugged me more than the cone of shame was the article's comments section. Relating to the art of hosting good conversations online, I felt like I was watching a controversial video on YouTube after reading the comments section. I'm generally a very indifferent person, but cyber-bashing other individuals is just wrong to me. Here's an example of a comment with a reply from the article:"How dare that teacher wound the arrogance and vanity of an obnoxious kid!""Nowwhat, you seem like the perfect candidate to wear the cone."
Shaming students into submission? That doesn't teach kids or teenagers anything except to feel like a lesser human being for making a mistake. A dog collar for being late is "just a joke" and "not meant to embarrass" the kids. Maybe handcuffing them to the flagpole for not dressing out in P.E. will build character too.
I definitely have mixed feelings about the article that goes both ways. like ya kids/ teens need to be disciplined more than they are but i'm not sure if the dog cone is the right way. hopefully she doesn't go see "despicable me" for other disciplinary techniques.