Beloved Rascals Strategy #5: Three Choices
In class, say something like the following, “Sometimes I may need to take you aside for a chat. When I do, understand that I’m not angry. We just have a problem that needs solving. I’ll give you three choices: Long Talk, Short Talk, or Plan Together. If you choose Long Talk, I’ll do all the talking and go over the problem again and again. I love to talk! If you choose Short Talk, I’ll still do all the talking, but I’ll briefly describe the problem. I hope, however, that you choose Plan Together. We’ll both chat and work out a way, together, to solve the problem.”
1. Long Talk: Teacher does all the talking, at length, about the problem.
2. Short Talk: Teacher does all the talking, briefly, about the problem.
3. Plan Together: Teacher and student plan together to solve the problem.
The last thing you want in a one on one discussion is Scolding and Denial. Giving Beloved Rascals choices reduces the likelihood of a quarrel.
Below is a selection of 10 of our most successful techniques to help your Beloved Rascals achieve in the classroom. Click on each technique to learn more.
Stay with each strategy for about a month before adding a new one. Challenging Kids would not be a problem if they were Quick Fixes.