Barbara Coloroso By Michelle Carlson
“Our children are counting on us to provide two things: consistency and structure. Children need parents who say what they mean, mean what they say, and do what they say they are going to do.” ~ from one of her International Bestsellers, Kids are Worth It!
Biography • Was a classroom teacher, lab school instructor, University professor, and an educational consultant • International bestseller author • Appeared on Oprah, CNN, CBS, ABC • Featured in New York Times, U.S. News, and Newsweek • Lives in Littleton, Colorado • Winner of Parent’s Guide Award from Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media. • www.kidsareworthit.com
Inner Discipline • Teaching students to have a sense of responsibility and self-control • Teaching students to accept ownership of their own problems • Teaching respect and dignity • Three R’s of discipline : Resolution, Reconciliation, and Restitution • Teacher’s should method
3 R’s of Discipline • Resolution – figuring out a way to have the same behavior not appear again and correcting it • Restitution – doing what is needed to correct the damage that was done(physically, emotionally, or to the relationship) • Reconciliation – establishing a plan that can heal a relationship that was hurt or offended by the behavior that occurred
Teacher should Method • A teacher should: • Be a mentor/guide to the students • Treat students the way that they want to be treated • Avoid punishment, rewards, and threats (only when effective) • Use assertive confrontation • Use a four step method for discipline • Avoid “killer statements” • Be treated with respect
4 Step Method of Discipline • Show the students what they did wrong • Give students ownership of the situation • Suggest strategies for solving the situation • Make sure the student’s dignity is intact
References • www.kidsareworthit.com • http://www.poemhunter.com/quotations/famous.asp?people=Barbara+Coloroso • Building classroom Discipline Book (10th edition) by C.M. Charles