I'm speechless! That goes against any behavioral research, psychological research or sociological research I've ever read. (And it's not just happening in your school. I've heard of it in other schools). It does sound like "pop" psychology like you might find in magazines somewhere, maybe, perhaps--no, I'm not sure even they would come up with such an unworkable system of behavior management. If I may pick apart each example, it's true that freedom of choice has worked in some school settings under controlled conditions, but giving a child permission to walk out of class whilly-nilly (and go where?) so as to miss the planned lesson and forcing the teacher to make up that lesson is the same as baking a cake and skipping some of the ingredients--why?--oh, just because you don't feel like it that day. It's true that wax crayons promote excellent brain activity and can produce a redirection or calming effect, but do crayons counsel a child or provide a standard penalty for misbehavior. Walking distance from my house a bank was robbed last year. Should the tellers have given the robber some pictures to color along with the money? And as I've mentioned above, excessive video games are the antithesis of logical socially-appropriate brain activity. And candy??? I realize that "sugar activated hyperactivity" is a myth, but sugar conditioning is not--kids are now experiencing Type 2 (adult onset) diabetes. Brain nutrition is not a myth, either. At least, if their going to feed the kid, give them a carrot. (Or perhaps a plate of broccoli, now that actually might curve some misbehavior). No, I'm sorry administrators, but this mimics the old humorous "child psychology" that was often portrayed in the 50's and 60's sitcoms. But in real life, socially, people behave according to accepted norms and people learn to realize the consequences of misbehaving. Basic example, if I go to the store and walk up to someone and shove them or slap them in the face, are they going to say, "Oh, Obadiah! Let me buy you a Hershey Bar!" But if I walk up to someone with a smile, they still probably won't offer a Hershey Bar, but we will connect positively, socially. Kids need to be taught to behave just like they are taught that 2+2=4.