ERIC Number: ED358056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Win-Win Discipline. Fastback 353.
Blendinger, Jack; And Others
Establishing and maintaining an orderly classroom is a primary determinant of teaching success. This booklet presents an approach to school discipline that blends the best features of existing successful programs and current research findings. The publication, written in story form, tells of two beginning teachers who realize that their success depends on quickly establishing good classroom discipline. The story centers around their search for the secrets of successful discipline, which leads them to a middle school principal who 7 years earlier had been hired to turn around a school that was reputed to have students who neither achieved nor behaved. The story describes a system called "Win-Win Discipline" that transformed the school into one recognized for its exemplary academic achievement and discipline. Through interviews with the principal and classroom teachers the five basic steps for establishing and maintaining effective discipline are described: (1) developing a discipline plan, (2) establishing classroom rules, (3) determining consequences for violating rules, (4) recognizing and celebrating good behavior, and (5) involving parents in their children's behavior. The story concludes with a discussion of how to implement "Win-Win Discipline." (LL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Beginning Teachers, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Discipline Policy, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Parent Participation, Policy Formation, Principals, Program Implementation, Student Behavior, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Effectiveness
Phi Delta Kappa, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789 ($1.25).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.