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Discipline Approaches

Complete the table below to incorporate these points:

  • Use     the group discussion to complete the table documenting the strengths     of each discipline approach found in Ch. 5–11 of Building     Classroom Discipline.
  • Identify     the parts of each discipline approach that you think are best     adapted to you and your situation. Create a discipline approach that     reflects your personal philosophy of discipline.
  • Use     your philosophy to create rules and procedures for your class. Cite     the text as appropriate.
Chapter Authority             on Discipline Strengths             of the Approach
  1.     5.
Morish Efficient,             no bargaining with students, retains teacher authority, remaining             positive towards students even in the face of st. misbehavior             (misbehavior = lessons to be taught, students learn the functions             of rules.
  1.     6.
Wong Focus             more on procedures (less on discipline plans), advice is general             but practical that can be custom-tailored to teacher needs.
  1.     7.
Jones Addresses             specific behaviors of teacher that lead to loss of instructional             time, importance of body language and proximity, cautions teachers             to think about what they are going to say – perhaps may do more             harm that good by speaking, PAT used to reinforce class and             individual behavior, provides a reasonable hierarchy of             consequences.
  1.     8.
Glasser cant             force students to learn or behave, helps students make responsible             choices, links lessons to basic need of students and gives             strategies, defining concept of ‘lead teacher’, choice theory,             connecting habits.
  1.     9.
Kagan Win/win             philosophy, students have a say in rules (aka classroom             agreements), classifies types of misbehavior, matches response to             behavior to the type of behavior.
  1.     10.
Marshal Teachers             can activate internal motivation of students (with specific             strategies), identifies ‘poor’ teaching techniques, stresses             positivity, hierarchy of social development, activities to             stimulate responsible behavior, use of guided choice for             consequences – structured hierarchy of consequences, self             evaluation for teachers
  1.     11.
Seganti Concept             of teacher leverage, myth of giving warnings, hard-line on student             discipline based on reason and law, Refusal to negotiate with             students – students are to know in advance what will result in a             consequence, time investment in reviewing rules beginning of year.             As much as possible, keep behavior interventions in the classroom             – do not count on admin to help day to day, identifies types of             students to look out for on first day. Acknowledges important of             paper trail for chronic misbehaving students.
My             Discipline Approach
I believe that discipline and classroom management should be             teacher-centered with the understanding that choice and             needs-meeting may be necessary for troubled or traumatized             students. I allow student input into lessons, procedures and             rules as I feel appropriate and needed but I retain teacher             authority to make final decisions in all matters.
Rules             and Procedures

I             keep all objects to myself.

I             stay in the classroom unless I have permission to leave.

I             walk in the class and watch my personal space.

I             follow the instructions of the teacher.

I             use positive language without yelling or provoking


Based             on my philosophy and from what I have learned from this course, I             plan to implement the following rules and procedures:

I             will Focus MUCH more on procedures; procedures that work for me             and the students and be consistent with them.  This will             include being mindful of maximizing instructional time.

Not             bargain nearly as much with students

I             will think of misbehavior as lessons to be taught

I             will think more about what I am going to say – use body language             and proximity more

PAT             will be used to reinforce class and individual behavior – I will             use free (appropriate) choice when I feel that it’s been earned.

I             would like to explore more the idea of linking lessons to basic             need of students

Students             are to know in advance what behaviors will result in a             consequence,

I             would like to better activate internal motivation of students             (with specific strategies)

I             plan to develop the concept of teacher leverage

I             will reduce or eliminate giving warnings

I             will invent time in teaching rules, expectations and procedures at             beginning of year.

I             will keep behavior interventions in the classroom as much as             possible

I             will acknowledge the (sad) importance of paper trail for chronic             misbehaving students.

I             will script the first week of classes, in order to be better             prepared and limit the amount of misbehavior.

I             will implement Jones’ “Say, See, Do” teaching process,             forcing myself to spend time interacting with the students while             they are engaged practicing what they have learned… leaving the             students no time to misbehave.

I             will make sure that I have students’ full attention when giving             directions or teaching

I             will think about appropriate strategies to get my students quiet             when needed.

I             will spend less time discussing discipline instead of implementing             due process and appropriate and disclosed consequences.

Before             First Day:

  1.     What are my rules? why do they exist?  How will I teach the             rules

“Rules             are important in our daily lives. We have rules for driving, rules             for studying, and even rules for playing. Think about the rules             you have in your school and in your community. What three rules             should every school and community have?”

  1.                 What will be my plan to stay cool?
  1.     what are all of my positive strategies
  1.     how will I consistently enforce rules.
  1.     What are my procedures
  1.     how are the procedures published to the students
  1.     What will the consequences be for will violations
  1.     is my script for the first week ready
  1.     Is everything in my syllabus
  1.     When I take students outside to discuss behavior what will be             talked about what will be the script
  1.     I             will set up classroom jobs/duties: librarian, tech manager,             attendance             taker
  1.     I will use a consistent sign out for bathroom and late arrivals.

Before             every lesson:

3. What will be my plan to stay cool?

9. Do I have all needed materials?

10. Am I creating engaging lessons?

12. Do I have all student materials ready?

13. Have I double checked everything?

15. How will my lessons activate internal motivation

16. How are my lessons meeting the basic needs of my troubled and/or traumatized students?

23. What are items that I can let my students help me with in terms of lesson components?

36. What will I do to energize the class?

37. What will I do to build classroom community?

39. What is my plan when I need to get kids quiet? What if they don’t comply? How will I follow through?

During the Lesson:

17. Am I at all times exploiting my teacher leverage? How?

24. Am I holding my audience? How? Is it time to abandon the activity for something else?

25. Am I constantly asking for and checking for compliance?

26. Am I mindful of where I put my materials?

27. Have I let my students know that I enjoy working with them?

28. Am I bargaining with my students?

29. Am I being mindful of my proximity, body language and words?

34. Am I providing behavioral narration (instead of praise)?

35. Am providing reward tokens?

41. Am I following see, say, do?

19. Am I referring back to the rules constantly?

20. Am I recognizing all my students in a positive way?

After a Lesson?

30. How many warnings did I give?

31. How many times did I sent a student out?

32. Did I write referrals for students who needed them?

33. Did I maximize the amount of PAT used for curriculum-relevant purposes?

38. Did I push my sts as far as I reasonably could have? What can I do next time?

40. Did I teach from the syllabus? What is missing?

42. Have I called parents for positive referrals?


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