Enhancing Our Connection With Students

As a Houseparent, how important is connecting (our relationship) with our kids? Does what a student think about us make a difference or can we do our job if they “hate” you? And how well are we at connecting with our kids? I think that sometimes we focus more on the “house” part of houseparenting … Continue reading Enhancing Our Connection With Students

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 … Continue reading Guiding Students Towards Internal Motivation

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 … Continue reading The Negative Consequences of Punishment