Saturday, 15 February 2014
Leadership in schools - some people just don't get it!
What's Rational Emotive Behaviour Education? It recognises that young people as constructivists can learn what habits of thinking are unhelpful and which ones are helpful. It helps students set behavioural goals based on beliefs that will help achieve healthy personal and collective goals. It helps students to think and act in reasonable and constructive ways and thus helps them manage their emotions effectively. Some recent edicts by some senior leaders suggest they don't understand this and continue to promote negative psychology in schools via punitive and deconstructive means. Though this is a little disappointing there are many enlightened educators out there who apply principles in practice that are based on constructivist theory.