What are the disciplinary measures in the classroom?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    to maintain discipline one has to first enlist disciples...

    sounds like an odd way of looking at it?? Not at all... to gain a sense of discipline in a classroom you first need to allow the class to have ownership of the classroom and how it works.

    get the class members on side by allowing them to take part in deciding what the rules should be, which rules are important, and what should be done for those who don't follow the rules...

    this is the evil mind of an adult who likes using peer pressure in a positive way at work here.... LOL

    get the class together.... tell them you would rather the class itself has a say in how things operate in your classroom. Get them to think about what is important and is not important.

    give them lots of hints and tips about what and why and where and when and how rules can benefit them as indivduals and as a class as a whole.

    It does not matter how young or old the class is this will work.

    the only difference you will find is that younger children will make more simplified versions of rules... ie. instead of "no violence, threats of violence... etc... they will say... 'no hitting' same rule just more simply put...

    ask the kids what behaviour they like their classmates to display.... you will hear things like 'being friendly' 'good manners' etc.... get them to think about all aspects of behaviour....

    ask them to discuss feelings too... is it wrong to feel angry? No...

    Is it wrong to act on the feeling of anger and hit someone? Yes it is.

    Take some time working up to this whole topic if you like... plan a week of talking about feelings, behaviours, what is an acceptable behaviour, what is an unacceptable behaiovur.

    talk about how does it feel when someone hits you..?? How does it feel for the other person if you hit them? Is there any difference?

    when is it okay to hit someone... (ie.. It is okay to hit someone if they are a stranger and they are trying to take you away somewhere.)

    with some work from you and the class you will work out a set of acceptable behaviours and a set of unacceptable behaviours.

    as for what should be done if someone breaks the rules.... forgets to follow the acceptable behaviours let the class decide...

    you wont like all the answers that the class comes up with but the minute you take control back you will have lost your disciples. Encourage, guide, and discuss all the issues with the class...

    Discipline for unacceptable behaviour should reflect the natural order of consequences for the behavoiur itself....

    when talking about unacceptable behaviours ie. tipping things over in the classroom... ask the children... "Who should pick up the things if someone tips them all over the floors?" without fail the class will decide that the person who did the tipping should do the picking up...

    If one member of our class hurts someone what should happen?

    the kids will suggest a range of things from suspend them to hurt them, to make them say sorry.... to do something nice for the person they hurt.... lead and guide the children to think about the positive repercussions...

    this will all sound like very hard work.... especially to overworked teachers however if carried out at the beginning of a school year you will soon have a class that is more co-operative... and helpful and a whole lot of positive peer pressure at work in your classroom.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Time out, reward theory, and write up (insubordination) which leads to suspension for 1-3 days. Depending on the offense the suspension may be longer.

  • 1 decade ago

    It depends on who is teaching. Some teachers will just put your name on the board and thats it. Some will send you out of class. Some will send you to the head. It also depends on the actions the pupil has done. Teachers don't really have much power over pupils these days.

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