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In-House Staff Development is the Key to Curbing Discipline Problems

In many schools, the usual approach to discipline is to teach toward obedience using rewarding, telling, and punishing. These are all various forms of manipulation, pressure, or coercion—and often induce stress and resistance. By contrast, if a discipline approach is used where students are motivated to be responsible, then obedience becomes a natural by-product.

The fact is that young people—pre-school through 12th grade—want to be responsible, but we are using ineffective approaches to help them. However, when schools implement the Hierarchy of Social Development as described in Discipline Without Stress, they reduce discipline problems, improve classroom management, and increase academic performance.

How is this possible? It is the effect of the Hierarchy of Social Development—how people grow—that … >>>