ERIC Number: ED198643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
What Price Discipline? A Veteran Teacher's View. OSSC Bulletin Vol. 24, No. 4.
Lundberg, R. Donald
Teachers can improve classroom discipline in a number of ways. An objective grading system that is based on academic performance alone will assure students that they are being fairly graded, whether or not they are liked by the teacher. Discipline and self respect are related and hinge upon the perception in students that they are learning something. This is accomplished by (1) providing students with a clear idea of what is expected of them; (2) using a variety of approaches; (3) actively engaging students in learning activities; (4) monitoring students' progress with tests; and (5) providing review. Smooth classroom routines will reduce friction between the teacher and students. Student classroom monitors may handle a variety of tasks. Disorderly conduct should be referred to the principal. A consistent system of handling minor disruptions that allows for some leeway is effective in reducing their frequency of occurrence. A teacher should exhibit a friendly, respectful attitude towards all students, resulting in the prevention of many potential disciplinary problems. (JEH)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques, Discipline Problems, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Grading, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
Oregon School Study Council, College of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 ($4.00; $3.00 if prepaid; 10% discount for 10 or more copies).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.