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ERIC Number: ED413291
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 19
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Establishing a Proactive Discipline Plan in Elementary Physical Education.
Downing, John H.
A proactive behavior management program, implemented in the early elementary years, can bring about the goal of increased learning time. The six elements of a proactive discipline plan in physical education at the elementary level are: (1) establish rules; (2) create a record keeping system; (3) determine a procedure for conferring group positive feedback; (4) determine a procedure for conferring individual positive feedback; (5) determine group contingencies for misbehavior; and (6) determine individual contingencies for misbehavior. While the most effectively designed behavior management program will not prevent some individual or group behavior problems 100 percent of the time, seeking incremental gains until academic learning time in physical education actually reaches 50 percent is an achievable goal. As time progresses and good behavior increases both teacher and students will realize the benefits of increased time on task. The result should demonstrate increased levels of psychomotor skills, and an increased motivation for teachers to teach and students to learn. Sample recordkeeping charts are included. Suggestions are offered for implementing each of the proactive discipline elements. (Contains 13 references.) (ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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