ERIC Number: ED242000
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Developing a Discipline Code in Your School.
Here's How, v2 n3 Dec 1983
One of a series of practitioner-oriented newsletters, the document provides elementary school principals with strategies for developing a school discipline code. The article recommends: (1) developing a written statement of school discipline policy; (2) launching the discipline policy at the beginning of the school year; (3) ensuring that standards and rules accurately reflect the school's overall philosophy of education; (4) preventing discipline problems by creating a positive classroom environment; (5) striving toward an understanding between teachers and students; and, as a last resort, (6) involving resource people and parents and trying a variety of problem-solving approaches with students. In conclusion, the article summarizes that a combination of positive reinforcement and limit setting provide the ideal conditions for a successful discipline policy. (LH)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Behavior Problems, Behavior Standards, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools, Student School Relationship
National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($0.50; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Reston, VA.