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Control Theory

Jeni Hammonds, Beth Upton, Jacque Siegel

Jacqueline Siegel

on 20 April 2010

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Transcript of Control Theory

Strength States the overall issue with schools today upfront
Focuses on the students needs
States an issue and his solution
Great examples of experience for first year teachers
Weakness Repetitive
Does not go into specific detail
Unnecessary wordiness, long winded about unimportant topics
Not an easy read
Greater understand of the topic
oF classroom management This book gives us a better understand of how to work with, not against, student in the classroom.
Gives a better understanding of students’ reasoning for their behavior and providing feedback for teachers to react appropriately Opinion This book had both
good and bad elements
while it was interesting to read
it did not go into conrete detail
and was repetative.
The information was usefull but could
have been broken down more. Learned Modern Manager
Students have needs
viewing emotions as choices
s-r method is ineffective
how to motivate students Beth Upton
Jeni Hammonds
Jacque Siegel Glasser’s main emphases are: All motivation comes from within ourselves.

Students will only be driven to learn if they find it satisfying to their needs in some way.

“Students do not work because there is not enough immediate pay-off either in or out of school.”

All human beings have basic needs of survival, belonging, power, freedom, and fun.

“The more students can fulfill these needs in the classroom, the more they will apply themselves to what is being learned in the classroom.”

He challenges educators to ask themselves: Do your students believe that there is power in knowledge?

Do your students have freedom to choose what they study and how they demonstrate mastery?

Is your classroom a place where laughter and fun occur in the midst of learning?
Impact on Education This classroom management theory could drastically change the way students view school. If schools were more dedicated to satisfying the needs of students, we could see the emergence of a generation of students that enjoy learning and want to work.

As of lately, there seems to be more of an effort to provide this type of education for students. However, there are still many classrooms in which students who find no satisfaction in rote learning and memorization are falling through the cracks.

“A good school could be defined as a place where almost all students believe that if they do some work, they will be able to satisfy their needs enough so that it makes sense to keep working.”
Does the theme of the book
remain current in education? Absolutely! Human needs will always be the same. We must provide a way for students to meet these needs in our classrooms.

These practices can change the dynamic of the classroom. Teachers should always strive to make school satisfying for students. Otherwise, they will have no deep motivation to work hard.
“We cannot pressure any student to work if he does not believe that the work is satisfying.”

“No teacher can teach a student who does not want to learn.”

“There is credence in the complaint of students that school is boring. The basis of this complaint is that they find it superficial. There is no power in superficial knowledge.”

Challenges the traditional control theory; external motivators are not effective

“We are far too concerned with discipline with how to ‘make’ students follow rules, and not enough concerned with providing a satisfying education.”
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