Part of Lesson Plan: Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child?
Activity Overview / Details
For the homework assignment, I like to have students go home and ask their parents, grandparents, caregivers, whomever...what was a method of discipline that they found worked well with them when they were pre-school age.
Students must interview at least one adult who could respond to this and write down the methods used upon them that rendered results. They also need to see if they can ask for a specific situation in which this preferred method of discipline was used that sticks out in the mind of the adult being interviewed and record this scenario.
The students must then, analyze the method their caregiver applied to them as a child, and either validate that method, or suggest another method or strategy that they have learned about that they believe would have rendered better results in terms of effective elements and the information learned in today's lesson.
All students are told they will be asked to share their stories as part of tomorrow's opening activity in pairs.
Materials / Resource
- Discipline Interview Assignment Sheet [ Download ] This is the handout that students take home to interview their parents or another care giver with regarding their own childhood.