ERIC Number: ED218720
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: N/A
School Discipline--Helping the Teacher: Improving Discipline by Improving the School.
Howard, Eugene R.
Practitioner, v8 n4 May 1982
Administrators can use the strategies described in this article to encourage the development of self-discipline in their students without using punishments or training students to be conformists. Teachers who need help maintaining student discipline can be identified in several ways, including through analysis of disciplinary referrals. Class visitations show students as well as teachers that the administrator is available to help. The school can train its own disciplinary experts to provide extra assistance. Practical solutions to teachers' immediate problems must be offered before the teachers are asked to invest in long-range programs. Nine classroom management techniques offer solutions to many of these immediate problems. Improved organization and handling of referral conferences can make problems clearer and promote cooperation. Inservice programs on discipline and schoolwide climate improvement projects can also be useful. The experiences of twelve secondary schools and districts using various disciplinary strategies illustrate the value of the suggestions provided in this document. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Classroom Techniques, Conferences, Discipline, Discipline Policy, Educational Environment, Inservice Teacher Education, Master Teachers, Secondary Education, Student Behavior, Teacher Administrator Relationship
Research Department, National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 (single copies: $.50; quantity discounts; payment must accompany orders of $15.00 or less).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.