Teaching Responsibility

Teaching responsibility to a child requires modeling respectful behavior, taking responsibility for your own actions, talking about the consequences of behaving irresponsibly and giving the child responsibility for something small. Reinforce why it is important to accept responsibility with help from a writing instructor and classroom teacher in this free video on teaching responsibility.

Laura Minnigerode is a writing instructor and former classroom teacher. Her teaching experience includes public and private schools and writing workshops for adults and children in a variety of settings. She earned a master’s degree in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Mass., and is a credentialed teacher. She is most influenced as a teacher by the week-long writing intensive she took with Anne Lamott in 1991.