Title

Introduction to Love and Logic: Neutralizing Arguing

First Presenter's Institution

Options Charter Schools

Second Presenter's Institution

Options Charter Schools

Third Presenter's Institution

NA

Fourth Presenter's Institution

NA

Fifth Presenter's Institution

NA

Location

Plimsoll

Strand #1

Social & Emotional Skills

Strand #2

Family & Community

Relevance

Heart: fostering social and emotional skills and the social climate for children and youth. The Two Rules of Love and Logic stress adults setting firm limits in loving ways and when a child causes a problem it is handed back to the child to solve.

Brief Program Description

Do you ever wish you could spend less time on discipline problems and more time mentoring? Would you like to go home at the end of the day relatively stress free? Do you want to erase class disruptions and power struggles? Love and Logic has some solutions for you.

Summary

Participants will learn easy practical skills in defusing student arguing, setting delayed consequences and placing the problem back with the student to solve. Through practice and question/answer time participants will learn these skills to try at home.

Evidence

Is there any empirical data supporting the effectiveness of the

9 Essential Skills for the Love and Logic Classroom teacher training curriculum? The answer is yes:

Spencer (2008) observed that teachers trained in the program believed that it:

-Had a positive impact on their school’s learning environment

-Had a positive impact on student achievement

-Allowed them to maximize instructional time

-Enabled them to spend less time dealing with student misbehavior

-Prepared them to deal more effectively with this misbehavior

Spencer, P. (2008). A Logical Choice? Perceived Impacts of Love and Logic.

(Doctoral dissertation, Capella University).

Bullock (2011) observed similar findings, with teachers indicating that the

program:

  • ·Helped them remain calmer and more positive
  • ·Enabled them to avoid arguing with students
  • ·Allowed them to spend more time teaching
  • ·Helped them gain more cooperation from students
  • ·Improved their relationships with students

Bullock, D.(2011). Early childhood teachers‘ perceptions of student behavior after implementing love and logic classroom management and discipline

Program. (Doctoral dissertation, Walden University)

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Linda Cunningham: Linda has 16 years experience teaching high-risk teens; 6 in the Indiana Department of Corrections (Juvenile) and 10 at Options Charter School, a relationship based alternative school. Linda became a Love and Logic facilitator in February 2016 after 5 years of implementing the skills in her classroom. Linda is now Director of Student Services for Options Charter Schools.

Michelle Walden: Michelle has been an educator, working in an alternative high school charter school setting, since 2006. She began her career teaching science at Options Charter School- Noblesville and through research for classroom management techniques to use with high-risk teens she stumbled across the 9 Essential Skills for the Love and Logic Classroom curriculum. She has used the skills taught by Love and Logic ever since, in not only her classrooms as a teacher but also with staff members as she became an administrator and at home with her own children. Today, Michelle is the Director of Schools for Options Charter Schools and is a facilitator for the 9 Essential Skills for the Love and Logic Classroom curriculum.

Keyword Descriptors

Love, Logic, Easy, Applicable, Useful, Stress reducer, Parent, Educator, Mentor, Character building

Presentation Year

2017

Start Date

3-8-2017 9:45 AM

End Date

3-8-2017 11:00 AM

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Introduction to Love and Logic: Neutralizing Arguing

Plimsoll

Do you ever wish you could spend less time on discipline problems and more time mentoring? Would you like to go home at the end of the day relatively stress free? Do you want to erase class disruptions and power struggles? Love and Logic has some solutions for you.