The issue of using firm discipline in educating children has always been a hotly debated topic. Some people agree that teachers should use strict punishments in teaching students, while others hold a strong belief that applying firm discipline on students is not a good idea. From my perspective, I find the latter more reasonable due to these following reasons.
Admittedly, strict upbringing often is accompanied by stern disciplines, and sometimes this is proved very necessary to educate children in particular circumstances. For example, to treat noisy and disobedient boys in the classroom, some teachers often make use of discipline by letting them out of the classroom, forcing them to a separate room, or even letting them have a long day-off. However, if we simply let them out of the class after one or two warnings, we are limiting their educational opportunities, since it seems to me that a school which caters for mischievous students is sort of “prison” what ever name you give it. Moreover, if we apply strict discipline frequently, it is very harmful to the children’s mental thinking and health, especially it would embed in their memories a bad image. Hence, they will find it hard to recover from this bad experience and being more immature and inactive in the long run.
Furthermore, although using discipline is demonstrated necessary in some particular situations, it seems to me that we are lacking good teaching methods. Plus, there are many useful ways to teach children instead of applying strict treatments. Why do we just consider firm discipline a first and necessary way in education our children? Perhaps, we need to scrutinize the reasons why disobedient students behave inappropriately before we apply discipline to educate them. In essence, disruptive students may be very intelligent and find the classes boring because the tasks are too easy for them, or perhaps, teachers are uninspiring. This might result in improper behavioral problems. Undoubtedly, children’s bad behaviors are rooted from the inappropriate ways we educate them. Therefore, firm discipline is becoming more unnecessary than ever.
In general, I think we should focus on the way we teach children, whether it is good or bad. There are many useful methods for us to utilize in educating them, and firm discipline is considered a final choice.
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