University and college administrators are acting like first-year K-12 teachers in dealing with the pandemic.

As many articles document, they are leading with threats and punishments.  The University of California campus in Davis, California, where I live, is even hiring student “advisors” to report on students violating social distancing rules.

An NPR story today highlights how, as any experienced K-12 teacher knows, that approach is doomed to fail.

The strategies that work including relationship-building, positive reinforcement, and providing positive alternatives, with negative consequences being the last resort and not what you lead with!

Perhaps some college presidents should read:

The Best Posts, Articles & Videos Explaining Why Punishment Is Often Not The Best Classroom Strategy

A Collection Of My Best Resources On Classroom Management