Act up in class, get a massage

If you think the U.S. education system is nuts, just check out the Brits, who are planning to control misbehavior in school by giving foot and head massages. That’ll show those kids!

Lambeth Council in south London is to reportedly spend £90,000 next year sending the reflexologists into the schools – despite the fact there is little evidence such treatment improves behaviour.

Why not give massages to teachers coping with student misbehavior?

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Comments

  1. I don’t think the plan is to use massages as punishments (odd that you would depict punishment as the only way to address misbehavior).

  2. How are massages any different from learning styles, whole language, sensory integration, gentle teaching, facilitated communication and other “treatments” that are and have been used in schools and endorsed by ed schools?

  3. I don’t think the plan is to use massages as punishments (odd that you would depict punishment as the only way to address misbehavior).

    That is odd. I like treating misbehavior with all-day lollipops and extra points.

  4. Alex Bensky says:

    Well, if they’d had this when I was in high school and Mrs. Clay had been doing the massaging, I would have acted up…well, all right, I would have acted up more than I already did.