A Case Study on Behavior
Clorissa is a student in my seventh period class. Clorissa is a very productive young lady that always makes good grades. She has the highest average in her seventh grade class. Clorissa is very involved in extracurricular activities. She is very passionate about her studies and helping others. Clorissa has been changing over the course of a few weeks. I believe I notice a change but I wasn’t really concerned with the matter because it appeared to be minor. I really started to pay attention quickly. Clorissa’s involvement with school is now beginning to slack. I have noticed that her grades are slipping and her whole demeanor has changed. She is ...view middle of the document...
* It shows students what they have done.
* It gives them as much ownership of the problem as they are able to handle.
* It gives them options to solve the problem
* It leaves their dignity in tact (metu.edu.tr).
Although Clorissa is not a child with serious discipline issues, she needs guidance. Using Coloroso’s Inner Discipline Theory, I will be able to assist Clorissa on getting back focused.
I will take her on a journey of her progress and past production. I will show her what she has done (metu.edu.tr). In this I will show Clorissa how she has changed. I will show her past papers and grades and compare them to the grades she have received over the last few weeks. I will allow her to take ownership for the problem (metu.edu.tr). In this, I will ask her open ended questions that demand answers. I will allow her to explain therefore taking ownership for her actions. This will allow me to find out the basis of the problem, therefore allowing me the opportunity to give options to fix the problem. While these actions are taking place, I will give Clorissa the opportunity to realize that she was the force behind her actions. This will allow her to keep her dignity in tact (metu.edu.tr).
Using Coloroso’s Discipline, I plan to give Clorissa all the lead way she need to accomplish her own fears and face her own problems. Taking ownerships of her actions will be the major source of the plan. Becoming focused on what is important will be a very important role in Clorissa’s life. Life can be a force. Dealing with our daily lives can sometimes be unbearable. Clorissa is obviously dealing with things that she felt she could not control. However, using Coloroso’s theory will help her regain her inner self. School work suffer for a lot of children like Clorissa. We need to be aware of our students. Students like Clorissa are part of our everyday lives. As educators, it is our responsibility to look out for our youth. Using Coloroso’s theory we can look out for our young people.
Coloroso’s plan does not end there. She has many aspect of her discipline. Assertive confrontation is another act. Coloroso believes that assertive discipline is also necessary in the classrooms at times (metu.edu.tr). Coloroso has seven suggestions on how to deal with assertive confrontation.
* When upset, speak the message with a straight forward voice. Do not speak aggressively or passively.
* Tell the other person how you feel.
* Make the feedback direct. Tell the person about the problem and how you feel about it.
* State what you want from the other person.
* Be open to what the other persons thought are.
* Agree to disagree. Negotiate an agreement both people can accept.
In conclusion, Coloroso’s Inner Discipline Theory is one that I find...