Posting Reflective Questions

At one of my British Columbia presentations, I had the pleasure of visiting Kerry Weisner and Darlene Collinson. While visiting Darlene’s classroom, I saw some reflective questions she had posted on the wall just below the ceiling to which she could easily refer.

Darlene told me that she rarely looks at the questions now, but having reflective questions in easy view helped her when she first started using the Discipline Without Stress Teaching Model. The following are the questions she had posted for her easy viewing and reference.

For commitment:
1. Could you have kept your commitment?
2. What are you going to do to make it happen?
3. On a scale of 1 – 10, how would you rank your commitment?

For Reducing Complaining:
1. Is what you are doing helping you get what you want?
2. What do you notice about the experience you are having?

For changing behavior:
1. What do you want?
2. What are you choosing to do?
3. If what you are choosing to do is not getting you what you want, then what’s your plan?
4. What are your steps or procedures to make your plan work?

For doing your best:
1. How does that look to you?
2. What would you like to have improved even more?