PROMOTING RESPONSIBILITY & LEARNING
Volume 16 Number 1 January 2016
Newsletter #174 Archived
IN THIS ISSUE:
- Promoting Responsibility
- Increasing Effectiveness
- Improving Relationships
- Promoting Learning
- Discipline without Stress (DWS)
- Reviews and Testimonials
You are who you are when no one is watching you.
A rat used for experimental purposes was returned to his cage.
He explained to his fellow rats, “You know, I’ve got Dr. Skinner conditioned.”
“How so?” asked his fellow rats.
“Well, every time I press the bar, he gives me food.”
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Happy New Year to the thousands of subscribers from around the world who join me in promoting responsibility and learning. This begins the sixteenth year … >>> READ MORE >>> →
A study by the prestigious TNTP http://tntp.org/ reported that teacher training doesn’t make the grade.
The study announced on August 5, 2015 reported that investments in ongoing training for teachers usually did not improve their performance and schools should rethink how they bolster teachers’ skills.
The Brooklyn-based organization, formerly known as the New Teacher Project, which trains educators and promotes stringent evaluations, analyzed several years of data from three school districts. The study found the district spent an average of $18,000 per teacher yearly on professional development, including coaching in the classroom, formal feedback, vendor contracts for training and staff time.
The analysis found performance improved substantially for only three out of 10 teachers in those districts during two – … >>> READ MORE >>> →
A fascinating biography about William Glasser has recently been published. William Glasser, M.D. was a renowned psychiatrist and author of many books including Schools without Failure, Choice Theory, and Reality Therapy.
Dr. Glasser made major contributions to the fields of therapy, mental health, and education. His particular contribution to teaching were classroom meetings and having young people responsible for their behavior.
Here are some of the quotes from Dr. Jim Roy’s book that you can find on my website:
“Not teaching students how to function is like asking them to play a game without teaching them the rules.”
“Unless we can get rid of coercion we will never make even a dent in the problems of education. “
Discipline Without … >>> READ MORE >>> →