From growing up I know for a fact that children tend to egg on the child that is disrupting the class. I remember my whole class when I was growing up (different teacher's we had 6 periods), a child would start acting up and others would join in. That is when a teacher would punish the whole class instead of the child who first started acting out. It also depends on what time of day it was as well. I state this because at certain times of the day children tend to get very rowdy (and sometimes rude), a tired child, is a good child (and would be able to focus more on the school work and not talk--cause trouble). So I think the teacher had a good idea of having the whole class walk the track. It tired them out and made it least likely the teacher would have another child disrupt the class again.
I have seen tempers on the teacher's fly and almost harm the child (when the child tried to fight them; actually, got into the teacher's face) in the wrong to get them out of the classroom it's scary and not good at all!!!!
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Last edited by CelticGlory; 12-06-2012 at 11:30 PM.