Rudolph Dreikurs. 1897-1972. Rudolph Dreikurs Concepts of Classroom Management. Background Democratic Teaching Mistaken Goals Logical Consequences Encouragement. Dreikurs: Background Information. Born in Vienna, Austria in 1897 Emigrated to U.S. in 1937
Fundamentals of Adlerian Psychology
Establishing connection to self and community
Creating unique long term goals
All behavior has social meaning and purpose
Social interpretation of defense mechanisms
4 Mistaken Goals
Feelings of Inadequacy
Children should be given a choice rather than forced to behave as directed.
Logical Consequences ≠ Punishment
Logical Consequences ≠ Natural Consequences
You are always on time.
I'm so proud of your artwork.
You are the best helper I ever had.
You sure make an effort to be on time.
It is nice to see that you enjoy art.
The room looks very neat since you straightened the bookshelves.
Promotes trust, respect, and communication among teachers and students
Fair discipline through logical consequences helps students understand their behavior and teaches correct behavior
Understanding student behavior contributes to safer schools and a caring classroom environment
Difficulty determining motives of students