The goal of logical consequences is to help children develop internal understanding, self-control, and a desire to follow the rules. Logical consequences are meant to be respectful of the child's dignity while punishment often calls upon an element of shame.
I have provided a general example of logical consequences that you could use within the classroom. It covers the main 'minor' behavioral problems commonly faced within the classroom. Some adjustments may need to be made with younger students. If you would like to see any other examples added to this poster, please feel free to comment below or send me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The main aim with logical consequences is to determine a consequence that fits the crime. For example, if a student breaks someone's pencil, then the logical consequence in this matter would be to either fix the pencil or to replace it rather than give them a time-out or detention.
Check out the short video below for a great discussion about natural and logical consequences.