Focusing on Fruit: Cultivating Healthy Kids

Often, parents are so focused on changing student’s behaviors we forget that what we do grows out of who we are. If our primary focus is inspiring, influencing, and instilling healthy self-identities, then we are cultivating healthy children who will act the way they see themselves. The fruit of a plant is the natural product [...]

Guiding Students Towards Internal Motivation

Understanding Motivation ~ It’s ALL about relationships Your relationship with a student is the most important thing. You must make that connection a priority and protect it at all costs. It’s not our job to control our students. We can not control them. Our job is to teach them to control themselves. The goal is [...]

The Negative Consequences of Punishment

Wikipedia defines punishment as “the authoritative imposition of something negative or unpleasant on a person in response to behavior deemed wrong by an individual or group. ” The dictionary says it's “a penalty imposed on somebody for doing something wrong.” The common idea is that punishment is forced on someone who did something wrong by [...]