Presentation on theme: "THE ELIMINATION OF DISORDER ORDER. B & C contend that we have an "innate sense that harmony must replace discord, that chance must give place to certainty,"— Presentation transcript:
THE ELIMINATION OF DISORDER ORDER
B & C contend that we have an "innate sense that harmony must replace discord, that chance must give place to certainty, and that direction must substitute for indirection if human society is to exist"
ORDER "teaching reflects what society itself demands; it necessitates that disorder yield to its opposite"
ORDER "Effective teaching requires students experience the imposition of some outer order so that inner order may develop."
ORDER Therefore, "the goals of classes and courses be clearly set, that they be explained and justified, that the manner of achieving them be clear, that the presentation....be appropriate, and that all activities be directed to their attainment."
ORDER Definition of discipline; as separate from punishment; necessary to anything worthwhile
ORDER Goal for your classroom: "right balance between excessive rigor and debilitating laxity"
ORDER Order requires the exertion of authority: Authority is the principal means by which order and discipline are created and maintained in the classroom students must be able to depend on their teachers to maintain quiet in their classrooms, to proceed in a comprehensible fashion from one lesson to the next, to make learning the central activity of their classes, and to create an atmosphere of equitable and ethical behavior
Con’t a teacher's first encounter thus bears much importance in this respect
ORDER Order arises from a teacher's leadership: Teachers, not students, must establish the organization and atmosphere of their classrooms leadership embodies intent and direction teachers must make clear their purposes, their goals students are likely to want to know where they are going and why they should want to go there. Good teachers anticipate and answer such questions before they are asked
ORDER Order implies tranquility in the classroom: Learning is not likely to take place when a classroom is always noisy or continually disorderly for want of a teacher's authority a classroom's calm and quiet environment allows students to fix their attention on the teacher, whose instruction can then be heard and understood
con’t teachers must themselves remain calm serenity at the front of the classroom is always preferable to a raised voice or the aspect of confusion
ORDER Order involves discipline: clarity of expression, appropriate correction, justifiable penalty for infractions, and forgiveness consistency, dependability, and fairness equal good discipline the discipline that matters, that outlives all other kinds, is inner, self-imposed, and self-accepted order
ORDER Order necessitates that teachers set good examples: industry, patience, punctuality, honesty, clarity, perseverance, seriousness, and consideration organization requires long practice and assiduous discipline teachers should reveal appropriate personal habits; e.g., journal keeping
ORDER Order requires the maintenance of standards: Students should always be striving to outdo themselves but not to the point of being discouraged into feeling that there is no point in trying try for "demanding but fair“ expecting strict adherence to all standards is a mark of all good teaching to yield in small matters makes it harder to maintain standards when they really count
ORDER Maintenance of order in teaching classes creates respect for knowledge and for those who are learning. Respect for learning creates the condition for order.