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You teach fourth grade boys in a small private school where the students in general consider corporal punishment to be the nuclear option of classroom punishments. You usually reserve swats for repeat offenses or issues that you consider very serious. The most common classroom punishment is losing either part or all of recess. Today you gave Marcus a 15-minute recess detention, which means sitting out half of his recess. The behavior was relatively minor, but not something you felt you could overlook or for which you could let him off with a warning.
Now he has approached you in tears, asking if you will give him swats instead of making him sit out. He looks forward to the inevitable soccer game during recess more than most.
Will his personal feeling that losing recess is worse than swats change your mind about his punishment?