ERIC Number: ED240082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb-2
Reference Count: 0
School Discipline: A New Management System That Works.
Butzin, Sarah M.
A four-phase positive discipline plan, based on William Glasser's "Reality Therapy" concepts and designed for grades K-5, is described. The goal of the plan is to teach the students to assume responsibility for their own actions; discipline is instructional, as opposed to punitive. A record is kept for each child upon which all serious behavior infractions are written. During phase 1 (1-5 behavior infractions), the teacher deals with the student directly, evaluates possible causes of inappropriate behavior, and attempts to find and reward positive aspects of the student's behavior. After three infractions, the student must meet with the teacher and develop a written plan to change the behavior. The parents are informed about the problem and the student's plan for change. If there are continuing behavior problems (6-10 infractions, phase 2), the student must meet with the principal and school counselor and develop another written plan for changing behavior. Ten or more infractions (phase 3) will call for a meeting of the student with the teacher, principal, counselor, and parents, and the development of another written plan for behavior change. Misbehavior beyond this point (phase 4) results in suspension and work with a behavior specialist. (JD)
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Planning, Discipline, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Recordkeeping, Student Behavior, Student Motivation, Student Responsibility, Student School Relationship, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Effectiveness
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (36th, San Antonio, TX, February 1-4, 1984).