Turning the traditional approach to classroom behaviour management on its head.
Jim Roberson sees school as the place where you learn everything you need to succeed in life. Most importantly you have to learn discipline. That is to say ‘self discipline’. For Jim, behaviour is the ‘B-word’ and is forbidden! Discipline, on the other hand, is neatly described not as something others do to you to get you to behave nor even as something you do to yourself, but rather as ‘what you do for yourself’. Jim advocates a partnership between children and school. The school commits to teach children everything they need to succeed in and beyond school, no matter what career choices they make. In return, children commit to doing ‘what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, the way it needs to be done’.