Marvin Marshall is the international expert on promoting
responsibility and learning. His "Discipline without Stress®
- How to Handle Every Discipline Problem" is used around
the world. He has presented in 43 of the United States and in 14
countries on five continents. His monthly newsletter has over 14,000
His approach is the only system that is proactive
(Covey's 1st habit), totally noncoercive, yet
not permissive (William Glasser) and does not
use external manipulatives (W. Edwards Deming). He INDUCES students
to WANT to act responsibly and WANT to put forth effort to learn.
A prime reason that the approach is the fastest growing discipline
and learning system in the country and is taught in so many universities
is that it teaches students to understand differences
between internal and external motivation. A second reason
is that the focus is on promoting responsibility; obedience then
follows as a natural by-product. A third reason is that the system
separates the deed from the doer, the act from the actor, a good
kid from irresponsible behavior, thereby eliminating the natural
tendency for a student to self-defend.
People who use his approach find it life-changing.
"Your excellent presentation, so eloquently delivered,
added to our school leaders' arsenals for helping teachers look
freshly upon a major issue."
Patricia A. Romandetto, Superintendent - Community District 3
City of New York Board of Education
we have employed your system our students not only exhibit an immense
turnaround in how they act in school, they also work with others
at their respective peer level to create a positive learning environment."
Clair R. Garrick, Superintendent
Elgin School District, Elgin, OR
"This is the best year I have had in the 25 years of being
a principal. Behavior has not been a problem this year. Our students
are learning to solve their problems in a positive way. We find
that with the proper instruction, students can monitor their own
behavior and make responsible choices without the use of punishment
Phelps Wilkins, Principal
Eisenhower Elementary School, Mesa, AZ
"You laid the foundation for the best year by far ever
since the demographic shift of the 80's. We followed up with some
soul searching discussions and came away from our charge with unity
of how discipline should be handled."
Raymond Hill, Principal
Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Indio, CA
"For the first time in many years, we had advice we could
walk back into the classroom and actually use the next day. We now
realize the importance of using discipline as a learning tool rather
than as a punitive measure, and that true change in behavior comes
Gretchen J. Fleming, Ph.D., Principal
Pattonville High School, Maryland Heights, MO
"You have integrated all the 'best practices' into one
comprehensive reform model."
Elaine Haglund, Professor, Educational Psychology, Administration,
and Counseling - California State University, Long Beach,CA
"From time to time one comes across a program which impacts
on the area in which we live. Such is the case with Dr. Marvin Marshall
who creates a win/win strategy. I found his ideas relevant to our
business where we must deal with improper actions on the part of
Jim Speer, Director, Rotary International
"Marvin Marshall has created a program that challenges
many current assumptions and practices used with today's young people.
He clearly and concisely demonstrates how the external approaches
of relying on rules, imposing consequences, rewarding students for
appropriate behavior, and punishing students to make them obey are
Harry Wong. Author
"How To Be An Effective Teacher - The First Days of School"