School Environment

Estime de soi et discipline rédemptrice : Faire d’une pierre deux coups

Esther est arrivée à l’école en deuxième année fondamentale, issue d’une famille explosée et recomposée. Dès le premier jour de classe elle s’est fait remarquer…

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Boosting Brain Function in the Classroom (Part 1)

Teachers can work with the natural function of the brain to enhance learning in the classroom. Your learning space needs to invite your learners to…

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Indisciplina em sala de aula

Dentro de sala por motivos diversos alguns alunos se tornam indisciplinados por dificuldades no aprendizado, síndromes, problemas familiares, entre outros fatores. Muitos professores lamentam: “Antigamente…

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Accept the Individual, Not the Behaviour

Shane had remarried and had other children, but still felt a sense of obligation to the children from his first marriage. Tobacco smoke was his…

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Send Consistent Signals

I was travelling home by plane recently and a stressed young family came aboard and then sat across the aisle from me. They had two…

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Model Repentance

“It is him or me!” The Physical Education teacher glared at me and spat out the words. It had been a quiet afternoon with the…

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Keep Things Simple

She had been in over 20 foster homes. Each home had their own set of rules. Some were complex. Some seemed to have no rules…

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Let the Natural Consequences Reign

While listening to idle chatter in the boy’s dorm one evening, it became clear that one of the senior students had acquired some things from…

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Look at the Context

A New Zealand Catholic priest on Kiribati (a small Pacific atoll on the equator) provided me with one of the greatest challenges to my reflections…

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Treat All the Same – But Differently

The hallmark of Christian discipline is to show the same individual care. However, fairness and consistency are not always the same. Teachers and parents walk…

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Admit When You are Wrong

We make no claims as teachers to be perfect. We make mistakes. Let’s use those opportunities to model how to respond and apologise when it…

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Take the Time to be Fair

There is no substitute for spending time with our children or students. You may read articles that speak about “quality time.” It is important that…

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