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How Can We Help Students Develop Self-Control?

By Larry Ferlazzo — September 21, 2011 1 min read
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I’ve received several months-worth of questions so far (please keep ‘em coming!), but now and then I’ll also include a question that I’ve come up with....and I’ll label them as “Questions On My Mind.”

These will be questions that I’m interested in exploring and/or ones whose answers I think might provide helpful background for upcoming topics that educators have already submitted.

This week I’m offering the first “Question On My Mind":

How can we help students develop self-control?

I know it’s a question on many teacher’s minds, and it’s always better to help students increase their capacity of self-control near the beginning of the year than waiting for it to become an issue later on. Success can enhance the learning environment for all students in the classroom and increase the odds of a teacher maintaining his/her sanity! In addition, Plenty of studies have foundsignificant long-term implications for students who have, and who have not, deepened what are also called “self-regulation” skills.

Please leave your responses to the question in the comments section of this post. I’ll share a few of them next Wednesday, where I’ll also publish my response and ideas from invited guests.

Anyone whose question is selected for this weekly column can choose one free book from a selection of twelve published by Eye On Education.

You can send questions to me at lferlazzo@epe.org.When you send in your question, let me know if I can use your real name if it’s selected or if you’d prefer remaining anonymous and have a pseudonym in mind.

I’m looking forward to learning from people’s responses!

The opinions expressed in Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.