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ERIC Number: ED113351
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 68
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Developing Student Discipline and Motivation; A Series for Teacher In-Service Training.
Martin, Reed; Lauridsen, David
This book contains a widely used method for structuring learning in a positive environment. The material is presented in a workshop format. Each unit should be read and worked on for one week; the teachers should then meet to exchange ideas. Unit 1 discusses behavior, and informs the reader that if he/she wants to influence a change in behavior, he/she must first observe what is sustaining the behavior at its present rate. In unit 2 the reader is given instructions for observing his/her own behavior. Unit 3 presents ways to analyze the classroom environment, and focuses on methods of presenting tasks to children and their effect on responses. The basic principles of human behavior is the subject of unit 4. Unit 5 discusses the phases necessary to influence behavior. These phases include (1) an analysis of the situation, (2) a strategy for change if any is desired, and (3) an evaluation of what has worked and what else is needed. Using social reinforcers is the topic of unit 6 while unit 7 describes how to use nonsocial reinforcers. The last unit contains a checklist to use if the results are not satisfactory after attempting behavior change. An appendix containing critical issues for discussion is also included in this book. (RC)
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