How to Create a Love and Logic Classroom

Love and Logic Solution: HOW TO CREATE A LOVE AND LOGIC CLASSROOM. 1. The following tapes and books are excellent for the purpose of learning the Love …

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Love and Logic(R) Solution, HOW TO CREATE A LOVE AND LOGIC CLASSROOM, 1. The following tapes and books are excellent for the purpose of learning the Love and Logic, philosophy and techniques, 2. Most people benefit from reviewing these Love and Logic materials several times. This, \”over-learning\” will enable you to more readily apply these Love and Logic techniques while, teaching. 3. Start slow. Pick just one Love and Logic technique and begin to experiment. Here are some, examples to chose from, 4. One-by-one, start experimenting with additional Love and Logic techniques. 5. Call the Love and Logic Institute at 1-800-338-4065, and ask for a copy of the Creating Your, School\’s Core Beliefs worksheet. There is no charge for this. Choose between five and seven of, these principles to guide your disciplinary decisions. Feel free to modify or add principles as, long as each is consistent with Love and Logic. 6. Review pages 51 and 52 of Schoolwide Discipline Plan Without the Loopholes, and the, example of a Love and Logic classroom discipline plan developed by an actual teacher, it is part, of this document. Refer to this example to help yourself get started. Once you have a Love and, Logic plan developed, give a copy to each parent to help them understand your discipline plan. 7. In your classroom, post a list of expectations, describing how you will run your classroom. When developing this list, be certain that you can actually enforce these expectations. In other, words, avoid making threats that you cannot back-up, such as \”Keep your hands to yourself\”, or \”Be quiet when I\’m teaching.\” Use what we term \”Enforceable Statements\” to set these, Love and Logic limits and expectations in your classroom. See page 75 of Schoolwide Discipline, Plan Without the Loopholes, 8. DO NOT WARN STUDENTS ABOUT SPECIFIC CONSEQUENCES IN ADVANCE!, Just indicate that you will respond to each problem in an individualized manner, depending, upon the unique situation. Here are two examples of Love and Logic lists, Classroom Expectations, Classroom Expectations, 9. When making disciplinary decisions, ask yourself, \”How is my proposed intervention, consistent with my Core Beliefs of discipline that I have included in my plan and my posted list, of expectations?\” Encourage yourself to handle discipline problems on a case-by-case manner,, focusing on the unique characteristics of each situation. 10. If you don\’t know what to do at any given moment, delay the consequence, refer to your, plan, and discuss possible solutions with other teachers, your administrators, the child\’s, parents, or others. 11. Your goal is to achieve consistency by basing each of your decisions on this same set of, values or principles…rather than trying to treat every problem the same using a \”cookbook\”, approach. Consistency with values is more attainable than consistency between students,, situations, and consequences.

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