Responding to Violations of Rules and Procedures. ACED 4800 Student Teaching Seminar. What do you think?.
Student Teaching Seminar
Some educators feel that discipline means the power of the teacher to control the behavior of their students. Others believe discipline can offer an opportunity to teach students a set of values about how people can live together in a democratic society.
Do your students perceive discipline as the process of helping them develop values and self-control over their drives and feelings?
Punishment does not teach the student alternative methods of behavior.
Frequent punishment inhibits learning.
In classrooms where punishment is used frequently, misbehavior increases.
Using activities such as writing sentences as punishment may create a negative attitude regarding these activities.
Treating behavior problems similar to academic problems, allows teachers to use their expertise in assisting students to develop alternative strategies.
When considering how to respond, teachers need to consider the relationship between their classroom management methods and their instructional goals.Punishment or Logical, Instructional Consequences?
Effective teachers develop and teach clear methods for responding to unproductive student behavior.
Effective teachers emphasize to students that they are responsible for their own behavior and for learning alternative ways for handling their frustration.
As we are asked to work with greater numbers of students who come to school with negative emotional states and poor problem-solving skills, we will need to become more skilled at implementing behavior-modification plans.Conclusion