This is an amazing blog and even if you don’t have children in school – there are lessons we can all use in day to day life.
We all could use a refresher on these skills. Great article.
As mentioned in my last post, we have a group on our staff who are learning about Ross Greene’s collaborative approach to deal with difficult behaviours.
- passive, permissive, inconsistent parenting
- if the student tried harder he could do it
- the student just wants attention
- the student is being manipulative
We need to take rewards and consequences off the table. They don’t (can’t ) work, because the behaviour is not a choice. We believe that the preferable choice is to do well, so kids who are challenging are missing the required skills to well. We wouldn’t use a pizza to reward a student who can’t read.
Would anyone ever consider the following?
Hey _______, I realize that you are decoding at a Grade 2 level, but our class is starting to read Harry Potter…
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