CLICK HERE FOR FREE BLOGGER TEMPLATES, LINK BUTTONS AND MORE! »

Welcome!

Welcome to my blog:) Since I am so far away from my friends and family, I want to keep you updated on the fun and trials of my new job. Thank you to everyone for your support, encouragement, and the tips/ideas you may offer!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Understanding Poverty - #7

A Framework to Understanding Poverty by Ruby K. Payne, Ph. D.


Chapter 7 - Discipline

To best understand this chapter, it is important to read it for yourself.  It is very eye opening.  Parents in poverty do not view discipline the same way as people in the middle class.  The chapter talks about different behaviors students from poverty exhibit and why and how the middle class misinterprets these behaviors.  Payne also talks about the different communication voices teachers and students can use, and teachers often offend students and back them into corners with the town and wording of statements.

Payne suggests a behavior reflection sheet for students to fill out after poor behavior.  On this sheet they must identify other actions they could have taken instead of the one that got them in trouble.  Do you use any methods like this?  Have you seen improvements?  What do you think is helpful about this?

Has anyone used a metaphor story to help figure out why a student is using a certain behavior?




2 comments:

Dana Lester said...

This book sounds very interesting! i am your newest follower and have awarded you with a blog award. Stop by to pick it up!
Dana
Fun in 1st Grade

Busy Bees said...

We did that book study a few years ago along with some training. I loved that book. Now our district is doing Leader In Me training. I have loved this training!!
Robynn
BusyBees