I’ve written a lot about my efforts and those of others to encourage students to develop great self-control (see Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control).
I’ve also shared quite a bit about some newer strategies I’ve been using to encourage students to improve behavior by emphasizing their impact on their classmates, as opposed to only talking about its impact on them individually (see The Best Resources On Developing A Sense Of Community In The Classroom).
A new study on self-control just came out that will be a new addition to that second list.
It showed that students are more likely to show self-control if they are in a group that has that as part of its culture.
That’s obviously no great surprise, but I’ll be creating a Read Aloud from the study that could help reinforce the fact that if one student shows self-control, it not only helps them, but helps everybody else in the class, too.
Here’s an excerpt from the study: