A trip to the principal’s office is something students do not necessarily look forward to. After all, it usually means someone did something wrong. But does it have to?
Author Jon Konen’s Benjamin’s Visit to Principal Reads’s Office—Again starts like all his other visits to the principal’s office. Benjamin misbehaves in class, and his teacher send him to the principal’s office for a “discussion.” But this time, it’s different. They just sit there. Benjamin hears the principal make phone calls to students’ parents about their children’s positive behaviors and achievements. And they exercise! Maybe these visits aren’t as scary as you might think.
Benjamin’s Visit to Principal Reads’s Office is an entertaining children’s story, but its lessons go beyond children. Parents and educators will learn about alternatives to punishment that can help students who have behavior issues. And they work. When something works, everyone benefits.