ERIC Number: ED356201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Discipline Strategies for Teachers. Fastback 344.
Baron, Eleanor B.
Classroom management and effective discipline are skills that all beginning teachers must learn. Classroom management refers to those procedures or routines a teacher uses to maintain a smoothly running classroom; discipline refers to those techniques or strategies a teacher uses to respond to specific acts of student misbehavior. This booklet, intended primarily for student teachers and beginning teachers, provides practical strategies for both classroom management and discipline that are solidly based in theory. The publication is divided into three parts. "Prevention Strategies: A Discipline Plan" discusses classroom routines and behavior rules, and the arrangement of both seating and instructional materials. "Four Discipline Models" describes and analyzes the assertive discipline model, a traditional model, the effective momentum management model, and the reality therapy model. "Discipline Scenarios" presents and analyzes both effective and ineffective approaches to developing behavior rules and routines, focusing on preventive strategies and the discipline models. The document concludes with a synthesis of discipline strategies that teachers can use to help maintain an orderly classroom environment. (Contains seven references.) (LL)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Class Organization, Classroom Techniques, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems, Elementary Education, Guides, Models, Policy Formation, Prevention, Student Behavior, Student Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Experience
Phi Delta Kappa, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789 ($1.25).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.