by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
A Hickory teacher put a special needs child in a box as a form of discipline. Call me an inquisitor, but I don’t see the harm. In fact, I still like to play in boxes. Perhaps the teacher should have derailed her lesson plans to engage the behavior, thus positively reinforcing it. Then, she could have dialogued with the distracted students about how to celebrate, and not fear, any potential harm to their persons. Is the problem with enclosure, cardboard, timeout, or discipline in general?