Presents updated research on 19 educational issues, plus 38 strategies and templates to help teachers implement RTI and user-friendly disciplinary approaches in K–12 diverse classrooms.
Chapter 5: Helping Students Who Won't Accept Responsibility
Helping Students Who Won't Accept Responsibility
Figure 5.0 Responsible Students Fishbone Graphic Organizer
Teaching Responsible Behavior
Many students have difficulty accepting responsibility for their own actions. They choose instead to blame someone else—another student, their parents, society, the dog (as in “the dog ate my homework”). Unfortunately, this pattern of students’ never accepting responsibility for their own actions follows them throughout their lives if it is not addressed. This pattern starts in early grades, when a student begins shirking her responsibility to take tests, to perform in school, or to complete projects by staying home from school. Too often, ...