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Guide to School Discipline

A presentation for new


teachers, veteran teachers,
and educational leaders.

Introduction
This tutorial will provide:

teachers with a number of


research driven strategies and
practical ideas to institute
classroom environments
conducive to learning,
educational leaders a
framework to build successful,
cohesive organizations.

Various Strategies
Reality Therapy (RT)
Positive Approach to Discipline
(PAD)
Teacher Effectiveness Training
(TET)
Transactional Analysis (TA)
Assertive Discipline (AD)
Adlerian Approaches
Student Team Learning (STL)

Reality Therapy
Form Connections
Between Behavior
and Consequences
Elements: Class
Meetings, Clearly
Communicated
Rules, & Use of
Contracts.

Positive Approach to
Discipline
Treat with Respect
Grant Responsibilities
Elements: Developing
and Sharing Clear
Rules, Providing Daily
Opportunities for
Success, and
Administering In-School
Suspensions.

Teacher Effectiveness
Training
Differentiate Between
Student and Teacher
Problems
Elements: Teaching
Students ProblemSolving &
Negotiation Skills.

Transactional Analysis
Identify Issues &
Make Changes
Elements: Reaching
Students By
Counseling to the
Child, Adult, and
Parent Components
of Their Psyche.

Assertive Discipline
Define Rules &
Clear Expectations
Elements:
Enforcing Penalty
System With
Increasingly
Serious Sanctions.

Adlerian Approaches
Understanding Students
Reasons for Behavior
Helping Students Change
Behavior & Meet Their Needs
Elements: Using a Variety of
Methods.

Student Team Learning


Focus on Group
Learning
Elements: Creating
Cooperative Learning
Environment & Using
Team Learning
Instruction.

Learning the Strategies


Awareness of
Discipline Strategies
Mastery of Styles
Personal Teaching
Styles
Population, Learning
Environment, & Time

Laying a Foundation
Use Short, Clear, &
Reasonable Set of Rules
Focus on Positive
Events
Be a Role-Model
Maintain Involvement
Bell-to-Bell
Manage Conflicts Calmly
Handle All Discipline
Problems

Preventive Practices
1) Staff committed to
exercising intolerance of
conditions that inhibit
learning.
2) High expectations for
appropriate student
behavior.
3) Clearly state rules that are
developed from all
participants within a
school, including staff,
students, and
administrators.

Preventive Practices
4) Create a warm environment
where educators take an
active interest in the
personal goals,
achievements and
problems of students.
5) School leaders are visible,
accessible, and supportive.
6) Teachers are expected to
handle routine discipline
problems. Help from the
principal is provided in the
form of staff development
and assistance for critical
situations.
7) Form partnerships with the
community.

Advanced Strategy
Three Key Areas to the
Strategy
1) Cultivating Students
2) Documentation
3) Prosocial Skills

Advanced
Strategy
Cultivating Students
Desire to Help
Students Grow
Understanding that
Students are in
Development
Lots of Patience
Time

Advanced
Strategy
Documentation

Individualized
Discussions
Get Students to
Understand a Problem
Exists
Have Students
Brainstorm Solutions
Move to StudentTeacher Agreed
Solutions

Advanced
Strategy
Prosocial Skills Training
Metacognition
Lifelong Framework
for Handling
Conflict
Problem
Identification
Problem-Solving
Skills

Conclusion
AFT Guidelines
Improvement is a
Community Event
Consistency is
Crucial
Alternatives to
Standard Education
Rigorous
Standards

Resources

AFT. (n.d.) Tips for Student Discipline. Retrieved on August 7th, 2005 at:
http://www.aft.org/topics/discipline/downloads/tips.pdf Cotton, K. (2001)
Schoolwide and Classroom Discipline. Retrieved on June 8th, 2005 at:
http://www.nwrel.org/scpd/sirs/5/cu9.html
ITAA (n.d.) A Summary of Transactional Analysis Key Ideas. Retrieved
on August 12th, 2005 at: http://www.itaa-net.org/ta/keyideas.htm
Karadimos, M. (2003) Behavior Identification & Adjustment. Word
Document accessible at:
http://www.mathguide.com/services/Discipline/BehaviorIDA.doc
Karadimos, M. (2005) Guide to School Discipline. Word document
available at:
http://www.mathguide.com/services/Discipline/GuidetoDiscipline.doc
McIntyre, T. (2005) Assertive Discipline. Retrieved on August 12th, 2005
at:
http://maxweber.hunter.cuny.edu/pub/eres/EDSPC715_MCINTYRE/Assert
iveDiscipline.html
Steffins, P. (1995) Positive Approach to Discipline. Retrieved on June
8th, 2005 at: http://ianrpubs.unl.edu/family/g1190.htm
William Glasser Institute (2005) Counseling With Choice Theory: The
New Reality Therapy . Retrieved on August 12th, 2005 at:
http://www.wglasser.com/thenew.htm

Resources

WikEd (2005) Teacher Effectiveness Training. Retrieved on August 12th,


2005 at:
http://moodle.ed.uiuc.edu/wiked/index.php/Teacher_Effectiveness_Traini
ng
Yorba Middle School (n.d.) Preventive Discipline/Management.
Retrieved on June 8th, 2005 at:
http://www.orangeusd.k12.ca.us/yorba/discipline_research.htm
Churchward, B. (2003) 11 Techniques for Better Classroom Discipline.
Retrieved on June 8th, 2005 at:
http://www.honorlevel.com/techniques.xml
The Master Teacher (2002) Discipline Help: You Can Handle Them All.
Retrieved on June 8th, 2005 at: http://www.disciplinehelp.com/
McGraw-Hills. (n.d.) Classroom Rules Sample and Suggestion.
Retrieved on June 8th, 2005 at:
http://www.glencoe.com/sec/teachingtoday/downloads/pdf/classroom_rul
es_example_guidleines.pdf
Wiggins, D. (n.d.) Classroom Management Plan. Retrieved on June 8th,
2005 at: http://www.geom.uiuc.edu/~dwiggins/plan.html