Rudolph Dreikurs. The Democratic Discipline Model. Starring: Kathy, Michelle, Shirley, Linda, Nicole and Simon. “All behaviour is socially useful or socially useless.”. the central motivation of all humans is to belong and be accepted by others. DEMOCRACY
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the central motivation of all humans is to belong and be accepted by others.
# the political orientation of those who favour government by the people or by their elected representatives
# a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
# majority rule: the doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group
All students desire & need social recognition.
Students talk out, show off, interrupt others and demand teacher attention.
It is best to ignore the student and accompany this with the reinforcement of good behaviour.
They drag their heels, make comments under their breath, and sometimes try to show that the teacher can’t make them do anything.
They try to get back at the teacher & other students by lying, subverting class activities and maliciously disrupting the class.
A very difficult task as may be a result of external factors. Need to encourage the class to be positive as often the student is isolated because of revengeful behaviour
They withdraw from class activities & make no effort to learn.
Provide an abundance of support & encouragement – especially when students make mistakes. Student needs to feel success.
Encouragement to re-enter group discussions or activities
Allowing students to have input in school governance is a worthy goal, but there are implications?
Q. Why is he behaving that way?
A. I don’t know, I don’t have psychological training?
Logical consequences for certain behaviours can be planned for during the ‘democracy making’ process. However a teacher’s decision making is often on the spot. In the heat of the moment, faced with a challenging situation, one’s logic might be spent.