This course provides a three-dimensional model (the group and community building, the intrapersonal, and the interpersonal) for understanding why certain students act irresponsibly inside and outside of the classroom. The group and community building approach (E Schaps, W. Glasser, R. Barth, M. Fullan, and R. and E. Solomon) provides students and teachers with a set of activities that can transform the traditional classroom into a community of learners. The intrapersonal model, based on the theory and research of D. Meichenbaum, A. Ellis, and F. Kanfer and others, focuses on the internal dialogue within students and helps them resolve their inner conflicts, develop more productive self-talk and become more responsible and self-disciplined. The interpersonal approach (D. and R. Johnson, R. and E. Solomon and others) empowers students with the essential pro-social skills for creating more productive, caring and respectful peer and adult relationships. During the course, the participants will experience, discuss, reflect upon and apply in their own classrooms many practical and research-based strategies, skills and activities designed to encourage student responsibility and self-discipline. Self-management, self-instruction, anger reduction, personal decision-making, relationship building, conflict resolution, assertiveness skills, class and team building, and the classroom meeting are some of the topics that will be covered in this course.