ERIC Number: ED266550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Promoting Effective Discipline in School and Classroom: A Practitioner's Perspective.
Grossnickle, Donald R.; Sesko, Frank P.
This practical self-help guide approaches the topic of student discipline from the practitioner's perspective. Chapter 1 prescribes a teamwork approach to schoolwide and classroom discipline, involving a schoolwide commitment to mutual respect among students and staff and positive classroom management by teachers. Chapter 2 offers, as practical advice, 40 brief "simple truths about school discipline." Chapter 3 presents a three-part systems approach to designing a comprehensive discipline program, and outlines 23 essential discipline program components. Chapter 4, "Establishing a Positive Approach," identifies guiding principles and specific steps toward promoting a more disciplined learning environment in schools. Chapter 5 outlines responsibilities of teachers and administrators in designing a preventive discipline program, and provides two illustrative case studies. Chapter 6 presents a schoolwide model for establishing a preventive approach, while Chapter 7 is an extensive discussion of discipline intervention by administrators and counselors. Chapter 8 provides a case study of the steps taken by a Chicago area high school in launching a schoolwide climate improvement project focusing on effective discipline. Nine appendixes provide sample documentation and administrative instruments for various aspects of a school discipline program.(TE)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Behavior Standards, Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention, Models, Program Design, Program Development, School Administration, School Effectiveness, Student Behavior, Student School Relationship, Teacher Role
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers; Administrators
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.