Marilyn Watson, Ph.D.

Marilyn Watson is the author (with classroom teacher Laura Ecken) of Learning to Trust: Transforming Difficult Elementary Classrooms through Developmental Discipline. She is past director of the Child Development Project, which is considered by some to be one of the most effective moral development projects ever implemented.

Items by Marilyn Watson, Ph.D.

Autonomy in the Classroom

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Discipline for Moral Growth

Misbehavior can be curbed in such a way that the misbehaving child’s autonomy and competence are still fostered, and such that the child is easily reintegrated into the classroom community. In contrast to disciplinary approaches that too often leave children frustrated and angry, Developmental Discipline fosters the kind of climate that leads to moral growth in schools. Read more here.

Discipline Strategies that Support Character Growth (Podcast)

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