Cooperative Discipline. Revenge and Power!. STAGES. There are three different stages and techniques in power/revenge situations: The Rumbling Stage: Make a Graceful Exit The Eruption Stage: Use Time Out The Resolution Stage: Set Consequences; Conduct a student-teacher conference.
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Revenge and Power!
There are three different stages and techniques in power/revenge situations:
Warning signs: students’ face or body language, hear it in their voice, smile when disregarding rules
We must remain calm. Do not use sarcasm or animosity. Humor directed at the teacher or situation may bring a more graceful exit. Sarcasm directed at the student will not help the situation. It’s like adding fuel to the fire!
Teachers cannot actually make students do anything. We can acknowledge this and show that we are both human. This fuels cooperation. When students know that we are not superior and in turn they are not inferior, they tend to cooperate more than confront. The more we try to control students, the more they resist.
Strategy #1: Remove the Audience
Strategy #2: Table the Matter
Strategy #3: Schedule a Conference
Strategy #4: Use a Fogging Technique
Strategy #1: Time out in the classroom
This should be out of the direct line of vision of the rest of the students. You can partition off a small area of the room with a bookcase, moveable chalkboard or bulletin board.
Strategy #2: Time out in another classroom
Partner with a fellow teacher so that you each can send students to his/her room. The students in another class usually aren’t interested in being an audience for the misbehaving student.
Strategy #3: Time out in a special room
This is a step between another classroom and the principal’s office. Check with your school about a time out area.
Strategy #4: Time out in the office
This is the last resort. You might have to use this when all in-school choices have failed or the misbehavior is so malicious that intermediate steps are not an option.
Strategy #5: Time out in the home
The most sever time-out technique is suspension from school. This should be avoided when possible. Plus many students see this as a reward.
Implementing Time Out:
The Who Squad
Duration of time out:
Guidelines for effective consequences:
Selecting the Consequence
Developing Anger Management Plans