ERIC Number: EJ774526
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Handcuff Me, Too!
Chenfeld, Mimi Brodsky
Phi Delta Kappan, v87 n10 p745-747 Jun 2006
In a steady diet of shocking daily news stories, the author saw one item that was particularly shocking. A 5-year-old kindergarten child just "lost it" in her classroom, went a little berserk, threw violent fits, and had to be restrained with handcuffs. Such an incident seems to beg for analysis, and countless columnists offered their insights and explanations for an event so rare and so frightening. In this article, the author adds her thoughts on this situation by creating a scenario to contribute to one's understanding. She puts herself in the shoes of an eager, curious, hopeful kindergartner and finds that it is a sadly scary place to be.
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Student Behavior, Teacher Expectations of Students, Child Development, Kindergarten, Classroom Environment, Play
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Kindergarten
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