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ERIC Number: EJ725135
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
Discipline without Stress[TM], Punishments, or Rewards
Marshall, Marvin
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v79 n1 p51 Sep-Oct 2005
The subject of discipline is often confused with classroom management. Although related, classroom management and discipline are distinctly different topics. Classroom management deals with how things are done. It entails structure, procedures, and routines, to the point of becoming rituals. When procedures are explained to and practiced by students, and, when necessary, periodically reinforced by practicing again, classroom management is enhanced. When procedures are learned, practiced, and reinforced, instruction becomes efficient. This is the foundation of classroom management and is a prime responsibility of the teacher. In contrast to classroom management, discipline is the responsibility of the student. Discipline has to do with appropriate behavior. Although it is incumbent upon the teacher to maintain a classroom conducive to learning, a person is responsible for his or her behavior. In this article, the author discusses the difference between discipline and classroom management and provides brief descriptions of three practices that superior teachers are aware of to enhance classroom management and promote responsible behavior. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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