A Janitor Sees All
This chapter is from Discipline For Home and School, Book One: Chapter 32
Bryan John Williams
Morningside State School
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
I first met Bryan in the schoolyard. He had been working at the school for 10 years, had two children who had graduated from the school, and a son, B. J., in seventh grade.
When he first noticed that the "kids had changed," he was unaware that RTP was being used. When he told the principal of the changes he'd seen, she invited him to write about what he'd seen and to take part in the RTP training. Here is what he wrote...
I have found that since RTP began in our school a number of things have changed. The behavior of the children is an example of the changes. There are now no cheeky kids around. No basketballs on the walkways. No more smart alec remarks. Children like to help with rubbish. They like to help clean the schoolyard and gardens. It's a pleasure to walk around the school yard and see how the atmosphere in this school has changed. The kids seem a lot happier now, not so much fighting and arguing. The children keep the toilets cleaner. They treat one another with more respect and play better together. I think this works on teachers as well, as I don't hear them yelling any more.