As I shared in my last post, I began by journey with Becky Bailey by reading her first book, I Love you Rituals. For more information on the previous post, click here.
The next book, I began reading is There’s Got to be a Better Way: Discpline that works. One of the things I love about Becky Bailey and her work is that she believes learning these techniques is a learning process for both the children and the adult. She believes it is a process that needs to be read about, reflected upon, attempted, reflected upon again, and perfected in order to make the techniques and strategies work. I believe, like Dr. Bailey, that it is important to teach the children the expecations.
During a training on a guidance that I went to, the speaker shared “if a child did not know how to read, you teach them. If a child doesn’t know how to do math, you teach them. If a child misbehaves you….” We were then asked why is it so difficult to finish that statement? A child is learning their surroundings, the expecations, and their own autonomy. As an adult and especially a teacher, we need to take each moment and use it as a teachable moment.
Click on the link below to learn about an overview of the text via powerpoint. Please feel free to ask questions, share what you have done if you have studied Dr. Bailey, and/or try it out and let us know how it goes!