LOVE AND LOGIC BY JIM FAY AND DAVID FUNK Erin Gillis JIM FAY Jim Fay is the co-founder of the Love and Logic Institute. Jim has been in the education field for 31 years as a principal, educator and administrator. Fay has spent 30 years speaking and consulting about his philosophy. DAVID FUNK Dave Funk has been an educator since 1969 and has taught in both regular and special education classrooms. He is responsible for participating in the evaluation and placement of disabled students, coordinating a number of special programs, and serving as liaison to parent groups. LOVE AND LOGIC PHILOSOPHY Adults providing limits in a caring way Building students up after being disciplined Staying calm and avoiding confrontation with students Using polite statements that are enforceable Discipline is maintained with compassion DISCIPLINE IN THE CLASSROOM Treating students with respect Building positive relationships with students Providing many choices throughout the day but when discipline is needed only use two choices Using ENFORCEABLE STATEMENTS! EXPERIENCE FOR CHILDREN Requires children to experience consequences Absence of adult anger allows children to think and learn from mistakes Act more responsible and not “point fingers” Be empathetic in the situation and have logical consequences! LOVE AND LOGIC HELPS EDUCATORS… Set classroom limits without anger Provide hope and willingness when it gets tough Raise odds for students to stay in school Manage and immediately handle disruptive students Build positive relationships Help students own and solve their own problems THIS WORKS BECAUSE… When adults take care of themselves, students are forced to handle their problems When students have to solve a problem they have to think When students have to think they have to learn that decisions have consequences When dealing with consequences they have to learn to think When we allow students to deal with consequences they have to learn to think before causing a problem When students learn to ask themselves “How is my behavior going to affect me?” They have learned self control. REFRENCES http://www.loveandlogic.com/what-is-for-teachers.html http://www.kellybear.com/TeacherArticles/TeacherTip46.html Fay, Jim, and David Funk (1995). Teaching With Love And Logic: Taking Control Of The Classroom. Golden, CO: The Love and Logic Press, Inc.