Thursday, August 20, 2009

Children Full of Life

I loved watching this series of five videos, and I think you will too. Be sure to watch all five videos of this amazing teacher (don’t know how to spell his name) as he helps children learn to own and express their feelings, to take responsibility for their actions, to learn empathy and concern for others. This teacher, who is characteristically kind and loving, also feels comfortable with expressing anger—and is then willing to be challenged by his students for an unreasonable punishment. The students decided that the solution should be related to the problem—a basic Positive Discipline concept. As Alfred Adler once said, the truth is discovered over and over in many places—or something like that. This Japanese teacher captures the essence of Positive Discipline in the Classroom and could have written the books (if we hadn't beat him to it. :-)

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