Use of Reality Therapy (Glasser)
1. Establish involvement with the student
The student needs to know that the teacher cares, can be trusted, and has their best interest in mind.
2. Focus on the behavior
Determine what the problem is. Help the student assess their own condition (“what do you think the problem is?”)
3. The student must accept responsibility for the behavior
Without assigning blame or shame, the teacher helps the student accept responsibility for their actions.
4. The student should evaluate the behavior
Ask the student if the behavior was helpful or hurtful? What did it produce?
5. Develop a plan
Collaboratively come up with a plan of action that can also act as a contract. Have the student write it as much as is possible.
6. The student must make a commitment to following the plan
The student must show persistent effort toward their goal.
7. Follow up and follow through
If the plan is not working, it should be altered, and/or if the student does not meet their obligations the consequences written into the plan should be implemented.