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William Glasser Presentation

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Sarah Turold

on 10 December 2012

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What Teachers Should Do Reality Therapy
Misbehaving students To avoid past actions encourage...
students to respond to what they are doing
find out what need they are filling by doing it
what they are going to do to correct the behavior
Students take responsibility for their own actions.
Teacher interference of nature is letting students “off the hook” from natural consequence
Punishment does not allow students to take responsibility. Glasser’s Control Theory (1986)
Classroom Management Seven Deadly Habits:
Bribing or
rewarding to control Seven Caring Habits:
Negotiating Differences Glasser’s Automobile Analogy Front wheels represent our thinking & acting
Back wheels represent things that come as a result of front wheels
Focus on the “front wheels” & the thoughts and actions that may be causing reactions William Glasser, MD Psychiatrist
50 years of practice in psychology and counseling
Founded the Institute for Reality Therapy
Authored and co-authored many books on mental health, counseling and improvement in schools William Glasser’s Choice Theory Brenda Goroski
Kira Jones
Sarah Turold The Class Meeting Confronting students about their behaviors
Students and teacher sit in a circle
Teacher leads the class (3 ways)
Open ended
Diagnostic and Problem Solving
Students confront each other about problems in a calm and mature manner
End of meeting a plan is in place that is agreed upon by all involved (contract) What Teachers Should Do (cont.) Suggest Suitable Alternative to behavior:
if a misbehaving student has trouble thinking of a more appropriate behavior to engage in, the teacher should suggest alternate behaviors for them to choose.

Invoke reasonable consequences:
use a desirable consequence if student chooses a good behavior and use an undesirable consequence if student chooses a poor behavior

Be Persistent:
to implant the commitment to choose good behaviors in the minds of students, teachers must be consistent.

Carry out Continual Reviews:
classroom meeting is key to the implementation of a good system of discipline. The Glasser Model of Discipline Two Main Focuses:

Helping students make appropriate behavioral choices that lead ultimately to personal success. Bibliography “Dr. William Glasser Presents to MSE Community”. 30 April 2008. David O. McKay School of Education-The News http://education.byu.edu/news/2008/04/30/dr-william-glasser-presents-to-mse-community/
“The Glasser Approach”. 2010. The William Glasser Institute. http://wglasser.com/the-glasser-approach/choice-theory
“Choice Theory”. 26 November 2012. Wikipedia-The Free Encyclopedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choice_Theory
Berger, Vincent, Dr. "Famous Psychologist:William Glasser." N.p., 2005. Web. 6 Dec. 2012. http://www.psychologistanywhereanytime.com/famous_psychologist_and_psychologists/psychologist_famous_william_glasser.htm
John Andruis. (n.d.) The Glasser Model of Discipline. TeacherMatters. Retrieved 12/5/12http://www.teachermatters.com/classroom-discipline/models-of-discipline/the-glasser-model.html
TheDSCWay. (26 August 2011). Class Meeting: a Management Tool. Retrieved 12/5/12 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vCdCoV0JdQ
Bing Images. http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=teachers+and+students&view=detail&id=C2576112BBE2EEA75E3D4FE3E2792E2BF0FC608B Total Behavior Four components:

We have control over acting and thinking

We do not have as much control over feeling and physiology

The choices we make in our thinking and acting affect our feeling and physiology. The Basics Behavior is essential to a person’s existence and happiness
Behavior is chosen
The only person whose behavior we can control is our own
We are driven by our genes to satisfy five basic needs:
love and belonging
fun Stress Student Responsibility:
students must live with the choices they make and the responsibility for their own behavior must be kept in the forefront

Establish rules that lead to success.
Rules should be:
established by teachers and students together
adopted to age
ability and
other realities of the student

Must reinforce the basic idea:
that students are in school to study and learn

Accept NO Excuses:

Call for Value Judgment:
if a student exhibits inappropriate behavior, teachers should have them judge the value of behavior. Press Play
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