Discipline To Promote Responsibility & Learning

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Articles from Discipline Answers

Discipline Answers provides support to educators and parents using Dr. Marvin Marshall’s DISCIPLINE without STRESS approach to promote self-discipline and responsible behavior.


Curiosity: A strategy for encouraging students to attend

When I was in high school I had an English teacher who used a very simple strategy to interest and motivate students.  It didn't take much time or effort on his part and was just a simple thing, but it was enough to get me to want to attend his class … Read More …

A procedure for getting preschoolers to try new foods

A few days ago I was in a restaurant having lunch.  Next to me was a young mom also having lunch, accompanied by her lovely little preschooler.  As their meal was ending, I noticed the mom lift a spoonful of something uneaten from her daughter's … Read More …

I need a letter to send home to parents about Discipline without Stress.

QUESTION: Does anyone have a letter communicate to parents about Discipline without Stress? RESPONSE: Here is one letter that was shared by a Kindergarten teacher in Memphis and is based on the outline Dr. Marshall provides in his book.  It … Read More …

Please help! I’m totally overwhelmed by this Kindergarten class.

QUESTION: I am totally overwhelmed with my Kindergarten class! I have never experienced such a hard time teaching as my first day teaching Kindergarten. I've only taught for 2 days now, and it seems impossible to get them to all listen at the … Read More …

Does anyone have a Discipline without Stress “cheat sheet”?

QUESTION: Just wondering if anyone has developed a type of "cheat sheet" for Discipline Without Stress? I would love to have something on hand so I knew what to say in certain situations, both at school and at home with my own … Read More …

Do “enforceable statements” fit with Discipline without Stress?

QUESTION: I was thinking today about the “enforceable statements” that Love and Logic is big on using.  At first, I was thinking that I might use their statements in my Discipline without Stress teaching but now I'm wondering.  I’d like another … Read More …

An online explanation of Discipline without Stress

Dr. Marshall recently brought teacher attention to a youtube lecture highlighting the third part of his Discipline without Stress Teaching Model, The Raise Responsibility System. As many university instructors do these days, Joe Jerles posted this … Read More …

K-6 Picture Book – Summer Birds; The Butterflies of Maria Merian

I recently picked up an amazing picture book published in 2010.  Although it was the beautiful artwork on the cover that initially caught my eye, the story it told turned out to be fascinating too––and true. Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Maria … Read More …

Level D inspiration… from a child inventor!

Just recently I decided to watch a TED talk that had shown up in my inbox.  I'm sure glad I did!  You might like it too. I post it here as an example of a video clip a teacher could share in their classroom, as a way to help students get a … Read More …

Can you give an overview of how the Discipline without Stress Teaching Model operates?

QUESTION: I'm just starting to read Dr. Marshall's book, Discipline without Stress.  It makes so much sense!! My plan during the first week is to explicitly set up procedures and expectations.  BUT, what about children that STILL do not behave? … Read More …