Discipline Theories

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  • Understanding Group Dynamics

    Fritz Redl & William Wattenburg
    - Explains forces that cause students to behave differently in groups.
    - First systematic theory-based approach to discipline
  • Applying Reinforcement Theory in Teaching

    B.F. Skinner
    - How behavior can be shaped through the process of reinforcement
  • Understanding Behavior as Student Choice

    William Glasser
    - Behavior as choice
    - Classroom Meetings
  • Using Congruent Communication

    Haim Ginott
    - Teacher communication in harmony with student perceptions and emotions
    - Address situations rather than the character of offending students
  • Managing Student during Lessons

    Jacob Kounin
    - Management of Classroom Organization
    - Lesson Delivery
    - Attention to Individual Students
  • Emphasizing the Value of Democratics Classrooms

    Rudolph Dreikurs
    - Students involving in making decisions about classroom matters
    - Engaging in give and take with classmates and teachers
    - Having the opportunity to express personal ideas about class matters
    - Gaining a sense of belonging
  • Assertively Taking Charge

    Lee Canter and Marlene Canter
    - Firm but Kindly Manner
    - Teachers Take Charge of Students Behaviors
    - Teachers Right to Teach
    - Students Right to Learn
  • Applying the Principles of Choice Theory

    William Glasser
    - Cannot Control Anyone’s Behavior except our Own.
    - Help Students Envision a Quality Existence in School and Plan Choices that Lead to It
  • Keeping Students Actively Involved

    Fred Jones
    - Students Seldom Misbehave if They are kept Actively Involved in Lessons
    - Engage Students through Body Language, Frequent Personal Interactions……..
  • Discipline with Dignity

    Richard Curwin & Allen Mendler
    - Allow Students to Maintain Self-Respect
    - Promotes Positive Relationships between Teachers and Students
  • Building Inner Discipline

    Barbara Coloroso
    - Helping Students Develop Self-Control
    - Provide a Climate of Trust and Responsibility
    - Students are empowered to make Decisions about Problems and Manage the Outcomes of their Decisions
  • The Value and Use of Classroom Roles and Procedures

    Harry Wong
    - Importance of the First Days of School
    - Routines and Procedures
  • Building Synergy in the Classroom

    C.M. Charles
    - Energize the Classroom through Conditions and Activities that Interest and Motivate Students
    F- actors Promoting Synergy Include Teacher Charisma, Topics and Activities of High Interest, Competition, Cooperative Work, and Recognition of Accomplishment.
  • Implementing Realistic Discipline

    Ronald Morrish
    - Insistence on Compliance to Accept Adult Authority
    - Teach the Social Skills
    - Offer Students the Opportunities to make choices that take into account the needs and rights of other students and school personnel
  • Building Moral Intelligence

    Michele Borba
    - Ability to distinguish Right from Wrong
    - Establishment of Strong Ethical Convictions
    - Willingness to Act on those Convictions in an honorable way
  • Organizing Classrooms as Communities of Learners

    Alfie Kohn
    - Involve students as partners in the process
    - Work cooperatively, support each other, and participate fully in resolving class problems
  • Raising the Level of Student Responsibility

    Marvin Marshall
    - Understand Four Levels of Social Development and Relate the Levels to Behavior and Learning
    - Identify the Level of their Personal Behavior at any given time
    - Select better courses of action, from self – perceptions or from guided choices the teacher provides, if disruptions occur.
  • Understanding the Hidden Rules of Various Social Groups

    Ruby Payne
    - Each economic class has its own set of rules that help it survive.
    - Hidden Rules of Poverty
  • Establishing a Teacher-Student Same-side Approach to Disccipline

    Spencer Kagan, P. Kyle & S. Scott
    - Win-Win Discipline
    - Three Pillars--- Same Side, Collaborative Solutions & Learned Responsibility
  • Prompting Civility in the Classroom

    P.M. Forni
    - Books-- Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct and The Civility Solution: What to Do When People are Rude
  • Using the Responsible Thinking Process

    Ed Ford
    - Non-controlling Discipline System that enables students to meet their needs without infringing on the rights or comforts of others.
  • Self- Restitution Theory

    Diane Gossen
    - Self-Restitution is explained as an activity in which students who have behaved inappropriately are encouraged, in a needs-satisfying environment, to reflect on their behavior, identify the need that prompted it, and create a new way of behaving as the responsible person they want to be.
  • Working Effectively with Students who are Difficult to Manage

    Tom Daly
    - Techniques to work with all students including the fifteen percent who are the most disruptive in the classroom
  • Discipline through Teacher Leverage & Student Accountability

    Craig Serganti
    - Establishment of an Ambience of Respect, Attention, and Academic Learning in the Classroom
    - Benign Teacher Leverage
  • Building Democratic Communities in Technology-Rich Environments

    Eileen Kalberg VanWie
    - Democratic Sense of Community
    - Use of Digital Technology