Forgiveness is also a punishment.Students should learn from punishments but not be discouraged or afraid of teachers for punishing them. In most of the schools we see that punishment is always interms of physical harrasment where the students are beaten up or made to stand for long ours where are such punishments will only make the students to be afraid of school and teachers.
This way, it does not help them to learn. My teacher always used to forgive us for any mistakes we do. He used to say this with a smile "I forgive you for the mistake so that I know.you will feel bad to repeat the mistake again".
Hearing this we used to feel guity for what we did. Even when he puniahes us to stand outside the class room, he too used to come and stand with us and speak to us politely and make us understand our responsibility.
We were never afraid of our teacher and we aleays had the freedom talk what we think and thus we leant a lot with involvement. When all the teachers treat the children in this way, the students will be beought up in a right way. Share your opinions about this.