Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Lose-Lose Situation

Teachers are being asked more and more to objectify and standardize their teaching rather than do authentic teaching. This kind of teaching is not need-satisfying for students. This leads to discipline problems. The discipline problems cause the teachers to become frustrated. Their frustration causes them to demand more ineffective coercive practices such as detention and suspension to deal with the resistant students. Students who are frequent recipients of these coercive practices become hardened towards them and have no fear of them. Obviously in this scenario no one wins as it is a lose-lose situation for everyone.

Thoughts for this posting:
The Quality School by William Glasser

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