I’ve tried to find some articles on disciplining techniques, specifically, using embarrassment or humiliation.

The reason is that my school, which will remain nameless, has been using a dog bone which is tied around the students neck when the student misbehaves. The bone says “Ask Me What I Did Wrong”. The student has to wear it for the rest of the day and students and teachers ask the student what he/she did wrong.

Is it me, or is this a bit twisted? Isn’t this exactly the same as “The Dunce Cap” which hasn’t been used by most teaching professionals since the 50’s? Correct me if I’m wrong, but this is Positive Punishment, which is supposed to be the least effective (in the long term) method of correcting student behavior.

Anyone have any thoughts on the matter? Has anyone seen any articles on the topic and could point me in the right direction?

Thanks.