choice theory

Giving “Tickets” for Appropriate Behavior

What happens when we give kids a reward for appropriate behavior? You may be surprised at what we are unwittingly teaching. Continue reading

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choice theory

Choice Theory

What is Choice Theory? Developed by psychiatrist William Glasser, Choice Theory states we are motivated by a never-ending quest to satisfy the following 5 basic needs woven into our genes: to love and belong, to be powerful, to be free, to … Continue reading

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choice theory

Perseverance and The Relentless Pursuit of McNuggets!

A parent who attends an awards ceremony for her daughter discovers just how destructive external rewards are. Continue reading

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choice theory

Cheating on High-Stakes Testing: Can You Believe It?

Another cheating scandal, this one in Atlanta, Georgia, where 178  teachers and administrators have been accused of cheating to raise student scores on standardized tests. Despite numerous revelations of cheating in recent months (and accusations and suspicion in other high-profile … Continue reading

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