A couple months ago I lead a professional development session to my colleagues on behavior management. I was surprised that my administration chose me to present, because I’m not a hardass. In fact, I’m kind of the opposite. For the longest time, I saw that as a deficit, that I wasn’t strong enough to tell a kid what’s what. Now I’m discovering is that I can still command the respect of the classroom without getting in a student’s face.
For the session, I decided to share the research I had done on Love and Logic over the summer. Thinking about it more, I realized these strategies truly complement TPRS teaching so I am sharing them with you as well!
Love and Logic is a behavior management strategy that helps create positive and practical solutions to classroom issues that may arise. There are nine essential skills to Love and Logic. Love and Logic fits so well with my philosophy of teaching and I am having great success with it in my classes. It also seems to fit so well TPRS; with the personalization we incorporate, our intent to lower their affective filter and some of the control we share in storyasking.