School punishments then and now
My eldest son was a bit of a talker in class. Though it was never his fault. He said. The usual punishment for repeated transgressions was a Saturday detention. He had to dress in full school uniform and be at school at the usual start time. He would only need to stay 30 minutes or so, but it was the effort involved. It did help him zip the lip - for a time.
That made to think about the usual punishments handed out when I was at school in the 1960s. Writing out 100 times on the blackboard after school, 'I must not talk in class'. What a waste of time! My husband tells how he was made to stand in a rubbish bin in a corner of the class when he didn't get as satisfactory result in a maths class.
What do you remember about school punishments? Are your kids or grandkids 'punished' very differently now? Are the punishments effective?