One of the best stress management tips for parents and teachers is to understand how personality affects behavior. When you know this, you can better manage your relationships with your children and students, and thus reduce your stress.
In my all three of my books (available here), I lay out the personality styles of thinker, feeler, doer, and relater. An image of a directional scale will help you picture and remember the styles. Visualize a thinker in the north, a feeler in the south, a doer in the west, and a relater in the east. In short, a thinker (north) analyzes and can be described as someone who processes information using a great deal of thought. A feeler (south) … >>> READ MORE >>> →
I have often been tempted to order the Discipline without Stress book. What has held me back is my school’s requirement that we use the same discipline plan throughout the department (in my case, 4th through 6th grades.)
The department has the same rules: (1) Be respectful (2) Be obedient (3) Be honest (4) Be responsible.After the usual warning, if any rule is violated, a tally is given to the student. The number of tallies for the week determines the child’s behavior grade. A behavior grade must be given each week.
Here is my question: Is it feasible to use both this discipline plan and the DWS method or would it be too cumbersome/confusing? The one is mandatory … >>> READ MORE >>> →
I teach Marvin Marshall’s Discipline without Stress levels but I’m a bit put off by
the “reverse A-D system.” D being the best goes so opposite to how we usually think of grades or levels.
Although it’s true that school letter grades and the Discipline without Stress Hierarchy levels are arranged in opposite orders, at my K-6 school we have never experienced any
confusion with this. I think that’s because we purposely
do everything we can to keep grades separate from discussion of the Discipline without Stress Hierarchy. The
two are not connected. Certainly, both provide tools of evaluation, but one is a
tool of EXternal evaluation and one is a tool of INternal evaluation.
The Hierarchy is … >>> READ MORE >>> →