...or, if you did not learn your work you were made to feel bad by being embarrased in front of your classmates.  Some schools made you wear a 'dunce cap' and stood you in a corner, but we have no record of this at Spring Hill.

Teachers do not do these things today.  They try to get the children to understand when they are wrong and work together with one another.

An entry detailing a caning from the school logbook:


July 24th ...girls attending this school have marked the railings around Dr.Brook's home with chalk... gave the girls one stroke each and sent them to clean off the writing."