Philippine Educators, The Real Question Is Do We Need Tulfo To Tell Us What Is Wrong
One of the comments goes like this: "Let’s dislike this video as a form of protest. We shouldn’t let this slide. Let’s call everyone to dislike. Today’s kids have no discipline because of these kinds of parents. Your kids reflect the kind of discipline you show your kid."
The site Rachfeed had the following to say with regard to the reaction of the Philippine public:
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The school is a place where our children learn. And children learn most of the time not from what we say but from what we do. Corporal punishment should never be acceptable in any school. In the United States, pediatricians have made their stand clear on this issue:
"The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends healthy forms of discipline, such as positive reinforcement of appropriate behaviors, limit setting, redirecting, and setting future expectations. The AAP recommends that parents do no use spanking, hitting, slapping, threatening, insulting, humiliating, or shaming."
Young children copy what we adults do. When we hit little children it sends the wrong signal that it is acceptable to assault others. When we shame little children it teaches their young minds that it is alright to shame an individual. When we resort to negative disciplinary measures what we are really reinforcing on a child's mind is the concept of power, and not what is right and what is wrong. Negative disciplinary measures, of course, still exist even in the United States. And it is not a mere coincidence that these harmful punishments are frequently applied to minority children, to the disabled, in other words, to the weak or powerless.
The state of Illinois has just banned the use of seclusion rooms for disciplining students. ProPublica Illnois reports, "Many of the isolated timeout incident reports we read — some 50,000 pages — included what happened to children in seclusion, often in their own words as school employees kept moment-by-moment logs. The children, most of them with disabilities, begged to be let out, cried for their parents, expressed despair. We included their quotes throughout our story. We thought it was crucial that their voices be heard."
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I am a teacher. Most students who take the courses we offer in our Department work in a laboratory. These laboratory courses require each student to wear eye protection. If a student comes to class without eye protection, what action should an instructor take?
- Send the student home
- Force the student to sit in a chair in a hallway (Similar to what was described in Tulfo's episode)
- Lend a protective eyewear to the student so the student does not miss class.