Chapter 7 Exploring Theories of Discipline With Dignity: Richard C urwin & Allen Mendler. Jasmine Fields Taylor Rodriguez Jason Emmons Tyrell Davis. Dealing With the “Last-Worder” How would You React 7-2. What would you do if you were the teacher?. Overview.
Exploring Theories of Discipline With Dignity: Richard Curwin & Allen Mendler
Dealing With the “Last-Worder”
How would You React 7-2
What would you do if you were the teacher?
Example: A third-grade student takes another students’ lunch box.
short-term: Student misses 5 minutes of recess.
long-term: Teacher asks student to return the lunchbox and explains the importance of respecting personal property.
Example 2: A ninth-grade student uses a four-letter word while calling a classmate an unkind name.
short-term: Teacher yells and requires student to write a sentence 100 times.
2. Teachers stop doing ineffective things.
3. Teachers tailor consequences to individuals.
4. Teachers make rules that make sense.
Example: “The reason we don’t call each other names is that it hurts people’s feelings.”
5. Teachers model what they expect.
Example: Teacher expects homework to be turned in on time, and so is prompt in returning assignments.
Non-Example: Teacher chews gum in class when students are not allowed to chew gum at school.
6. Teachers believe that responsibility is more important than obedience.
+ promotes and requires critical thinking
7. Teachers always treat students with dignity!
Teachers who do not Practice “Discipline With Dignity”
How do I decide if “Discipline With Dignity” is the right strategy for me?
Do I believe that classroom management should be democratic and student centered?
2.Do I believe that it is my job to teach responsibility and hope to my students?
3.Do I believe that it is possible to be fair without treating everyone the same way?
4.Do I believe that I should follow the same rules as students?
5.Do I feel comfortable conveying dignity to my students
6.Do I believe in use of social contracts in the classroom? If so will I implement them?
Difficult Behavior in a Child
Creating Healthy Classrooms for All Students
Students trust their abilities and their environment.
Students see benefits of improving their behaviors.
Students can make real, significant, and meaningful choices.
The teacher and students work together to identify what is to be learned.
Students see the value in what they are learning.
Instruction process and people oriented rather than product and subject oriented.
All teachers have different methods of classroom
management strategies. Discipline with dignity is just
one of many. The main concept is that students’
behavior improve when teachers convey dignity and