Posted: September 1, 2009
On the last day of August District 16 educators received a well delivered and enthusiastic talk on the topic of school discipline and classroom management on their first day back for the 2009 – 2010 school year. The guest speaker, Mr. Ronald Morrish, gave an engaging and heart-felt delivery that emphasized the need for educators to develop expectations for student behaviour in schools, and to teach those behaviours so that students are disciplined in them. The teaching of these expectations must be accomplished early in the new term and be reinforced consistently throughout the school year. The design of classroom rules and procedures (classroom management) must compliment these school expectations. Mr. Morrish, was educated at Queens University, Lakehead University and the University of Toronto and has written three books on the topic of educational discipline . His ideas and insights are drawn from nearly three decades of experience in public education and more than 10 years as a consultant on this topic. In addition to his presentation to District 16 educators during the day Mr. Morris gave an evening presentation to local parents at the James M. Hill auditorium.