ERIC Number: ED293294
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Setting Limits: Tips for Teachers of Young Children. Project Enlightenment.
Johnston, Lynne; And Others
This pamphlet presents a series of tips for teachers to use in establishing classroom discipline. The first 11 tips provide guidance for the teacher in the use of language to maintain discipline: (1) be specific and clear; (2) be simple, brief, and to the point; (3) state directions positively; (4) use hard-line phrases selectively; (5) offer alternatives for unacceptable behavior; (6) replace threats with clear expectations and consequences; (7) eliminate questions you really don't mean to ask; (8) avoid labeling; (9) avoid ambivalent words; (10) replace authoritarian words; and (11) offer choices. Additional suggestions concerning limit setting and timing are also offered which include establishing routines, pointing out the sequence of activities, allowing time for transition from one activity to another, recognizing that it can be hard for children to stop an activity, and preparing children for new situations. (VW)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Elementary Education, Guidelines, Student Behavior, Teacher Response, Teacher Student Relationship
Project Enlightenment, 501 S. Boylan Ave., Raleigh, NC 27603 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Wake County Public School System, Raleigh, NC.
Note: For related documents, see EC 202 488-497.