TT008 How to discipline or persuade students without power struggles (The House Always Wins)

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Do you give your students options? Colin and Michelle explain why giving choices can be a win-win for you and your students, and how it can avoid complaints, power struggles, and stand-offs.

Show Notes:

  • Segment: Tactic Time [0:47]
  • Colin convinces Michelle that the house, indeed, always wins [1:00]
  • The tactic explained [1:41]
  • The classic “house always wins” choices [2:37]
  • Why this is a win-win strategy for teacher and student [2:04]
  • How to use this tactic beyond discipline [3:13]
  • Framing your request to make it more likely for a student to say yes [4:20]
  • More real-world examples of this tactic at work [5:22]
  • How this tactic avoids power struggles, stonewalling, and Wild West stand-offs with students [6:01]
  • Segment: Potent Quotables [7:08]
  • Using tension to find the perfect balance in your lessons [7:34]
  • Like what you’ve heard? Review us on iTunes, take our 2-minute survey, or send us a teaching question to [8:33]
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