Monday, March 14, 2016
Early in the history of this blog, I posted something about self-control. It wasn't a great post and the links are broken, but the original idea has lasted.
The quote above is one I have used in my classrooms. I often follow up with "Do you want self-discipline or teacher discipline?"
Students don't like it when someone tells them what to do--whether it's me or another student. I am trying to appeal to their intrinsic motivation instead of external rewards. I want them to see why someone may be redirecting their behavior.
Recently, I wrote this on the whiteboard in a class where I was the guest teacher. It was all the redirection most of the students needed. There's always an outlier.