At a presentation in St. Louis yesterday, June 12, 2012, I was asked a question about having hard evidence for the success of “Discipline Without Stress.”
In order to accurately assess the program, it is necessary to validate that all parts of the system be implemented. Specifically,
I. Did the teacher model, teach, and reinforce procedures? (the essence of good classroom management) Or did the teacher ASSUME students knew what to do? This is one of the most common mistakes of teachers.
II. A. Was the teacher positive in communications with students?
II. B. Did the teacher stop coercion and empower students with choices?
II. C. Did the teacher ask reflective questions to prompt change?
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