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Another productive day

YOUR Children MY Children OUR Children

C catch

T Them

B Being 

G Good

Today at a seminar in my school I was asked about ways to deal in  disciplining students. As I have many years of teaching experience I repeated my above quoted phrase, which I just love and have used many times.

Steps of “Catch Them Being Good “Technique

  1. Identify instances of disruptive behaviors.
  2. Identify instances of non-disruptive and appropriate classroom behaviors.
  3. Implement the beeper system (explained below) at the start of each class period. When the beeper sounds, praise a number of students (including the children who are the focus of your concern) if they are not engaged in disruptive behavior.
  4. When a child is disruptive, ignore the disruptive behavior (unless the nature of the behavior cannot be ignored).
  5. At the same time you are ignoring a child’s disruptive behavior, direct your attention to others who are being appropriate and praise children who are adjacent to the target child for their appropriate behavior.
  6. If a child is engaged in severely disruptive behavior, remove him or her to a time-out area for a short period of time. The first step in implementing this technique is to identify the types of behavior that are disruptive. These are the behaviors you will ignore. Also, at this time, identify those disruptive behaviors that cannot be ignored (e.g., aggression, loud and violent tantrums, etc.). Try to keep this list short. Concurrently, identify those non-disruptive behaviors that you will attend to and praise when they occur. Identify the individual child or children who will be the focus of this technique.

In some cases, teachers may make comments to students that are demeaning and draw attention to those students from their classmates. For example, ” that was the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen,” is certainly demeaning, but it may draw the attention of the rest of the class to that child’s behavior. Such attention may be appealing to the child and he/she may then see it as a way to get her classmates’ attention.

SO focus on catching them being good instead of always focusing on their shortcomings and you will definitely see a positive change.


 
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Posted by on May 2, 2011 in a new day, healing, health, Wisdom

 

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A beautiful day! A dream come true

Chief guests arriving amid march past with drums rolling!

Today was the annual function of St Mary’s High School.

Our guests were Dr Waheed, Dr Wasif, Ms Sabahat Ghauri and Dr Asad Ullah Shah.

Dr Waheed President Dental Association of Pakistan!

Spoken English achievers receiving certificates!

The class 7th performed Michael Jackson’s song ‘We are the World we are the children”. But today this song was not from USA to Africa but from Pakistan to Japan and the whole suffering parts of the world.

It was just about giving just not money, love or support but giving to the future you have in present.

Because future is what makes this world a better place to live and let live 🙂

Children performing we are the world song

 
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Posted by on March 26, 2011 in a new day, health, Wisdom

 

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When Was The Last Time God Took YOUR Picture?

A little girl walked to and from school daily.

Though the weather that morning was questionable and clouds were forming, she made her daily trek to school.

As the afternoon progressed, the winds whipped up, along with lightning.

The mother of the little girl felt concerned that her daughter would be frightened as she walked home from school. She also feared the electrical storm might harm her child.

Full of concern, the mother got into her car and quickly drove along the route to her child’s school.

As she did, she saw her little girl walking along.

At each flash of lightning, the child would stop, look up, and smile.

More lightning followed quickly and with each, the little girl would look at the streak of light and smile.

When the mother drew up beside the child, she lowered the window and called, “What are you doing?”

The child answered, “I am trying to look pretty because God keeps taking my picture.”

May God bless you today and every day as you face the storms that come your way!

 
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Posted by on March 16, 2011 in a new day, Wisdom

 

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A day in my life!

Today we satred rehearsing  the song ‘we are the world we are the children’ with my 7th graders at St Mary’s school Bedian Road, Lahore.

They had been memorizing the words since last one month and mannn it was frustrating as they started learning English just a year ago and now learning the difficult lyrics of the old Michael Jackson song…. man ohhh man.

It is hard but am so looking forward to making it a success! 🙂

It was a happy happy day

 
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Posted by on March 8, 2011 in a new day

 

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