An issue of USA Today concluded an editorial entitled “Dealing with Dropouts” as follows:
“In this global economy, where post-high school study is often required even for blue-collar jobs, dropping out of high school usually amounts to an economic death sentence.
“It is imperative to get the size of the dropout problem out in the open and throw a lifeline to the young people at risk.”
Obviously, students who drop out of school are more likely to lack literacy skills or become responsible citizens. This is not only a school challenge, IT IS AN INCREASING HEALTH AND SAFETY CHALLENGE FOR SOCIETY.
In an attempt to develop more socially responsible young citizens and have youth find more success and satisfaction in … >>> READ MORE >>> →
I have taken the liberty to share a comment about the discipline and education book and my home website. The book and staff development material are available free for any school in the USA that desires to use the totally noncoercive —but not permissive—approach. Applications are available at the DisciplineWithout Stress, Inc. website.
“Marv Marshall makes a compelling argument that stress, punishment, and rewards are counterproductive in raising or teaching children. At best they merely create temporary compliance. More likely, they corrode relationships, deter risk-taking, overlook the underlying causes of behavior, and subvert the learning process. Marshall points the way to successful strategies such as reframing perceptions and initiating specific intervention techniques. Parents, teachers, and principals should read … >>> READ MORE >>> →