Examples of Consequences for Selected Situations *
Situation 1: Susan got a drink after the ball game and spit water on a classmate.
Wipe up the water
Lose drink privileges for a time
Launder classmates uniform at home
Susan writes, "I will not spit water" 100 times
Susan slips on the wet floor and bruises her knee
Situation 2: After receiving a warning, Bobby continues to dribble the ball while the teacher is talking.
The teacher removes the ball for a time.
Write a paper on the relationship between listening and showing respect
Bobby runs 5 laps
Bobby does not hear the directions, and does not know how to complete the next activity
Situation 3: Dan forgot his swimsuit on the day students were practicing strokes for the test.
Complete an aerobic workout walking stairs in the pool balcony
Receive detention to stay after school
Poor test performance due to lack of practice
* Responses here refer to possible examples of each type of consequence, irrespective of which consequence is actually preferred. Explanation of types of consequences, and criteria for selecting consequences, may be accessed on other webpages acessed below.
Types of consequences
Criteria for selecting consequences
© Steven A. Henkel, 12/02