ERIC Number: ED479639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Feb
Classroom Management: Techniques, Policies, Procedures, and Programs to Ensure that Discipline "Rules" in Your Classroom.
Logan, Janice G.
This paper explains that an in effective classroom discipline program, students are taught self-discipline, students know what the classroom standards are, and teachers' standards for behavior fit the occasion and environment. It offers eight steps for teachers having problems with an entire class (e.g., look at oneself, talk to the department head, call students' homes, never "lose it," and give important jobs to unruly students). The paper focuses on: classroom procedures (e.g., roll call, absentees, and bathroom trips); meeting students' needs (techniques with a personal approach, with a more structured approach, and assertive discipline); being "on the ball" (e.g., letting students know what is expected of them at all times, providing nonverbal reinforcements, and accentuating the positive); second chance discipline programs; discipline programs of random consequences; and 10 techniques for better classroom discipline (focusing, direct instruction, monitoring, modeling, nonverbal cuing, environmental control, low-profile intervention, assertive I-messages, humanistic I-messages, and positive discipline). (Contains 27 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A