Raise Responsibility System’s Impact

” I was my county’s ‘Teacher of the Year’ and yet I was contemplating finding a different occupation.”

“As I implemented the Raise Responsibility System, some misbehaviors stopped the instant students reflected on their actions. Good students rose to even higher levels of maturity. Students told me they felt more relaxed and less in conflict with me. I am now less stressed and feel I am helping students make permanent changes, rather than temporary behavior modifications. I will not return to the ‘carrot and stick’ approach which almost drove me from the profession that I love.”

William A. Funkhouser
Winship Middle School – Eureka, California
2003-2004 Humboldt County Teacher of the Year
Johns Hopkins Educational Fellow