ERIC Number: ED458206
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Innovative Discipline. NEA Teacher-to-Teacher Books.
Michalski, Marina, Ed.
This book presents stories from teachers nationwide who tackled specific discipline challenges. Chapter 1, "Taking the Total Quality Road" (Judi Call, Beth Ziecheck, Janice Wright, and Kenneth Rigsby), discusses the use of Total Quality Management (TQM) in developing classroom management systems, explaining how Florida elementary teachers successfully used TQM. Chapter 2, "Playground Peacemakers" (Donna Johnson and Marcy Eisele), discusses the use of trained peer mediators to settle most playground disputes at one elementary school. Chapter 3, "A Justice System of Their Own" (Fronda Yancy), describes a student-operated court which handles all minor behavior disturbances at one Kentucky middle school. Chapter 4, "Heart to Heart" (Susan Adler), describes a support group which allows Tennessee sixth graders to handle problems in positive, appropriate ways. Chapter 5, "Having a Great Day at Chickasha" (Jane Dabney, Sharon Wilson, Rita Cavin, and Vickie Holloway), describes how teaching staff at one Oklahoma middle school developed discipline initiatives that turned the troubled school around. Chapter 6, "Managing Your own Flight Plan" (Sandi Redenbach), describes how California high school students pilot their own course to success through an independent study program that promotes integrated discipline. A list of discipline resources is included. (SM)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education, Independent Study, Peer Mediation, Social Support Groups, Student Behavior, Total Quality Management
NEA Professional Library, 1201 Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036 (Stock no. 2916-X-00-3T). Tel: 800-229-4200 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.nea.org/books.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.