Glasser Quality Schools
In a Glasser Quality School, students and teachers are taught Choice Theory to reach a common ground in establishing a supportive, caring environment and in building healthy relationships that contribute to school success. Classroom management and teaching techniques based on coercion are replaced by Choice Theory techniques that shift the definition of and desire for success to the student. Teachers and administration become collaborative leaders empowering students to reach their highest potential. Families are also encouraged to learn Choice Theory so home and school support the student in compatible ways.
Dr. William Glasser, in his book, Choice Theory: A New Psychology of Personal Freedom, distinguished the difference between Traditional schools and Glasser Quality Schools. He described the former as schools engaging in “schooling”, which he defined as being “enforced by low grades and failure” and the latter as Education.
- “Schooling is what students, even many good students, rebel against in school…making students acquire knowledge or memorize facts that have no value for anyone including students in the real world.”
- “In or out of school, there is nothing good about knowing something or not knowing something unless you use it or intend to use it.”
- “An important purpose of education is to nurture a love of lifelong learning in all students, not kill it.”
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