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Effective Classroom Discipline Techniques
Even though it may not seem possible in some of the chaotic urban schools in the United States today, there are effective discipline techniques that can be utilized to achieve and maintain effective group management and control in the classroom. Today’s American public school systems are failing in nearly every area of education and much of the problem can be traced back to a failure to maintain a basic atmosphere of learning. Instead, many public schools today exhibit a complete lack of discipline and have an atmosphere more like a three-ring circus instead of a classroom. Here are some of the more effective classroom discipline techniques that can be used to bring a sense or order and stability back to the American classroom today.
Effective Classroom Discipline Techniques:
Make sure you have all of the children in the classroom focused on the lesson instead of attempting to shout over students who are not paying attention. Focus means demanding the student’s attention before you begin, even if it means waiting until everyone has settled down
Tell the class exactly what will be happening during the class period to avoid the tension of uncertainty. Outline tasks and set limits up front.
After students start an assignment, wait a few minutes to allow some work to be done and then get up and circulate around the classroom as you check the progress. This will help slow starters to get going and helps reduce distractions.
Quiet & Firm
An effective teacher will use a quiet voice when moving through the classroom. Students appreciate personal and positive attention, and teachers who are courteous, patient and organized provide a good example through their own behavior.
Control the Space
Students enjoy a classroom environment that invites enthusiasm and creates an atmosphere of learning. Personal items in the classroom can invite personal conversations and as the students get to know a teacher better, there will be fewer problems with discipline.
An effective teacher can often anticipate problems before they occur and when intervention is needed, the teacher is calm and inconspicuous to make sure a student is not rewarded for bad behavior by becoming the focus of classroom attention.
Assertive discipline is traditional limit setting with clear rules and consistent enforcement so that the child understands that the teacher is in charge and no child has the right to interfere with any other student in the classroom.
Effective teachers make good use of praise and acknowledge good behavior accordingly. Referring to classroom rules as set expectations lets students know how they are expected to behave.
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