Class Climate & Student Behavior Part IV
Boundaries are not rules, lines in the sand, or limits that one can't explore. Boundaries are the points of contact we make with other humans, helping to identify what's important to us and ultimately who we are. Dr. Bluestein explores the overuse of rules and how this interferes with students internalizing values and developing an inner self-control.
- Consider the intrinsic nature of all cooperation, along with the importance of avoiding a dependence on students' needs for conditional approval or their fear of threats and punishment.
- Recognize the components of a good boundary and the benefits of using boundaries with positive outcomes as opposed to rules and punishments.
- Examine the importance of both flexibility and follow through, and how to use both effectively.
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