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1 Spencer Kagan

2 Background Information Professor of psychology at University of California Riverside Head of Kagan Publishing and Professional Development Co-authored the book Win-Win Discipline with Patricia Kyle and Sally Scott

3 Kagan’s Research Discipline is best established by using structures—sets of organized steps—to prevent and redirect misbehavior. Focuses on establishing harmonious classrooms Promoting responsible behavior Improving students’ social skills, character qualities, and academic achievement His structures are aligned with the brain’s multiple intelligences and ways of learning (used internationally K-University)

4 Win-Win Discipline Goal= to help students develop lifelong responsible behavior Three Pillars of Win-Win Discipline: 1) Same side 2) Collaborative solutions 3) Learned responsibility Class rules Attention to types of misbehavior Attention to student positions Structures Attention to needs

5 The ABCD of Disruptive Behavior Aggression - Hostility between students, manifested physically, verbally, and passively Breaking Rules - Students break class rules when needs aren’t being met Confrontation - Power struggles often occur among students or between student and teacher Disengagement -Have something on their mind, feel incapable, or find the task meaningless or boring Teachers must identify the position the student is coming from and then apply a structure that helps the student return to appropriate behavior.

6 Kagan’s Structures Structures for the Moment of Disruption - The teacher should intervene in a way that ends the disruption quickly and refocuses attention on the lesson. Structures for Follow-Up - Students make apologies and restitution, take a time- out from the lesson - Some students may require a personal improvement plan which specifies behavior changes needed to be made and how.

7 Kagan’s Structures (Cont.) Structures for Long-Term Success - Designed to help students get along with others, be self-directing, and control unstable emotions. Structures for Promoting Life Skills - Teach about self-control, anger management, good judgment, impulse control, perseverance, and empathy

8 Intervention Strategies for Types of Misbehavior  Interventions= the actions teachers take to deal with misbehavior when it occurs For Attention-Seeking Behavior For Attempts to Avoid Failure of Embarrassment For Angry Students For Control-Seeking Behavior For Overly Energetic Students For Bored Students For Uninformed Students  Organize collaborative partnerships with parents/care givers and the community.

9 Establishing Win-Win Discipline in the Classroom Establish an interesting and challenging curriculum. Provide cooperative activities that allow students to work together meaningfully. Be an interesting, stimulating teacher who adapts the curriculum to student interests and needs. Do not “do things to students,” but help them acquire skills of self-control. Teach students to meet their needs in a responsible manner. Use misbehavior as a starting place for developing responsible behavior. Work together with students to find solutions to behavior concerns. Involve students in activities that develop learned responsibility.

10 Resources Building Classroom Discipline (Tenth Edition) by C.M. Charles K_Vita_2011.pdf


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