Presentation on theme: "Chapter 7 Exploring Theories of Discipline With Dignity: Richard Curwin & Allen Mendler Jasmine Fields Taylor Rodriguez Jason Emmons Tyrell Davis."— Presentation transcript:
1 Chapter 7Exploring Theories of Discipline With Dignity: Richard Curwin & Allen MendlerJasmine FieldsTaylor RodriguezJason EmmonsTyrell Davis
2 Dealing With the “Last-Worder” How would You React 7-2What would you do if you were the teacher?
3 Overview The 7 Principles of Applying “Discipline with Dignity” What Does it Mean to Implement Dignity?Social ContractsOut of Control students3 Dimensions of an Effective Discipline PanZero ToleranceWe will be talking about the Richard Curwin and Allen Mendler. The two theorist who proposed Discipline with Dignity and how these strategies are used in the classroom. We will also address how to deal with aggression and hostility with children in the classroom and keeping your classroom a safe place.
4 The 7 Principles of Applying “Discipline with Dignity” Teachers use long-term efforts to change behaviors rather than short-term efforts.teach self-discipline and behavior changessimilar to punishment vs. consequencesExample: A third-grade student takes another students’ lunch box.short-term: Student misses 5 minutes of recess.long-term: Teacher asks student to return the lunchbox and explains the importance of respecting personal property.short-term may stop behavior temporarily, but will not develop a change in the student; does not benefit studentuse as opportunities to teach students
5 The 7 Principles of Applying “Discipline with Dignity” Teachers use long-term efforts to change behaviors rather than short-term efforts.teach self-discipline and behavior changessimilar to punishment vs. consequencesExample 2: A ninth-grade student uses a four-letter word while calling a classmate an unkind name.short-term: Teacher yells and requires student to write a sentence 100 times.long-term: ???“Hunter, I am disturbed when you speak to someone like that. Apologize to Nick and to all those around you who heard the remark. You and I will discuss this during your free period.”
6 The 7 Principles of Applying “Discipline with Dignity” 2. Teachers stop doing ineffective things.students and behaviors changeExamples:teaching social skills that fail to get students to change behaviorsusing “commonsense” methods that do not get students to respond appropriatelysending students to detentioneither things that just don’t work, or things that have worked for one student or a certain behavior in the pastteachers must continually evaluate if their practices are working
7 The 7 Principles of Applying “Discipline with Dignity” 3. Teachers tailor consequences to individuals.be fair without treating everyone the sametake approaches that best fit each student’s needsstudents react differently to different consequencesbe fair to each student
8 The 7 Principles of Applying “Discipline with Dignity” 4. Teachers make rules that make sense.rules should be viewed as guidelines need for successstudents deserve an explanation for why rules existExample: “The reason we don’t call each other names is that it hurts people’s feelings.”rules viewed as pointless or unimportant are least likely to be followedmost students will obey rules for which they see a reason or a benefit to them
9 The 7 Principles of Applying “Discipline with Dignity” 5. Teachers model what they expect.abide by same rules as studentsmeet deadlines and due datesbe ready to begin class on timespeak to students the same way you expect them to speak to you and to each otherExample: Teacher expects homework to be turned in on time, and so is prompt in returning assignments.Non-Example: Teacher chews gum in class when students are not allowed to chew gum at school.
10 The 7 Principles of Applying “Discipline with Dignity” 6. Teachers believe that responsibility is more important than obedience.students see options available, anticipate consequences, then choose what is in the best interest of themselves and othersbad decisions are viewed as opportunities for students to learn to make better decisions+ promotes and requires critical thinkinglearning responsibility is an ongoing, dynamic process
11 The 7 Principles of Applying “Discipline with Dignity” 7. Teachers always treat students with dignity!speaking in a kind and caring mannerpositive attitudes, body language, and tone of voiceconvey a sense of respect: listen, be open to feedback, provide explanations, give students some voice in issuesHelp students restore hope!too many students have lost hope in themselves/schoolcannot achieve academicallycannot behave appropriatelycannot engage in appropriate socializationyou want the best for the student, you want them to learnuse privacy, proximity, and eye contactignoring these students worsens their situationshelp them feel like important members of the class
12 Teachers who do not Practice “Discipline With Dignity”
13 How do I decide if “Discipline With Dignity” is the right strategy for me? Do I believe that classroom management should be democratic and student centered?2.Do I believe that it is my job to teach responsibility and hope to my students?3.Do I believe that it is possible to be fair without treating everyone the same way?4.Do I believe that I should follow the same rules as students?5.Do I feel comfortable conveying dignity to my students6.Do I believe in use of social contracts in the classroom? If so will I implement them?
15 Social ContractsA social contract helps teachers take charge of their class and still gives students a voice in class decisions.They clearly define acceptable and unacceptable behavior before students misbehave.Social Contracts spell out a procedure for the students and teacher to follow when rules are broken
16 Social Contracts Example of social contract in a second grade class Rule 1: Students do not yell out. They raise their hands and wait to be called uponThe teacher reminds students to wait and not to yell out.The teacher will not call on students who yell outRule 2: Instead of fighting, hitting, or pushing in school, students should talk to each other to solve problems.The teacher reminds students of our rule.The student will take a time-out.
17 Social Contracts To develop a social contract: Teacher Students Identifies necessary rules for maintaining controlProposes other clear rules necessary for managementDevelop consequences for each ruleStudentsDevelop rules for teacher behaviorDevelop consequences for teacher’s rules
18 Social Contracts To develop a social contract: Both students and teacherReview all propose rules and consequences and decide which will be in the contractHave a test of rules and consequences
19 Social Contracts Differences between punishment and consequences Punishments make rule breakers pay for their misconduct. They are often unrelated to the rule. Used to relieve the tension of the punisherConsequences directly relate to the rule and are logical. They help the rule violator learn acceptable behavior
20 Social Contracts Examples: Rule: Students are not for hitting, fighting, or hurtingConsequence: Do one nice thing for the victim before the day is overPunishment: Stay after school for 2 hours and sit in silenceRule: All trash must be thrown in the wastebasketConsequence: Pick up your trash from the floorPunishment: Apologize to the teacher in front of the entire class.
22 Out of Control Students To deal with those students who are disruptive and Hostile, you have to maintain both yours and the students dignity.By reacting with Dignity at the very moments in which students are rendering indignities to teachers and students, teachers can send a powerful message.
24 Out of Control Students To prevent escalation, teachers should find ways to relieve stress.Deep breathing exercisesSmile
25 Out of Control Students The best method of dealing with hostile students is a preventative one.Learn students names and greet them.Learn the likes, dislike, strengths, and weaknesses of studentsAttend school events, like games or concerts, where those students will be and make an effort to interactMinimize frustration by utilizing diverse learning styles and multiple intelligences.
26 Out of Control Students Use Humor whenever possible.Defuse some explosive situationsLessen the possibility of a power struggleNEVER USE HUMOR AT A STUDENTS EXPENSEPoke fun at your own imperfections and errors
28 CASE STUDY Policy Against A school system with zero tolerance. - Although the hand over public school districts did not have serious problem the administrator adapted a zero tolerance policy including:Policy AgainstViolent BehaviorSubstance UsePossession of Weapons
29 -If students had any infraction that violated the zero tolerance policy they were suspended from school immediatelyInfraction:Charm of a gun on her/his key ring"These teachers pissed me off" (a student says)Plastic knife to pill her/knife fruit
30 -The administrator's took pride in their zero tolerance policies Disruptive students were out of schoolThe educator's were not faced with individual administrative decisions
31 The administers had to admit that too many were out of school, and behavioral problems had increased -The school system is trying to do away with zero toleranceWhat advice would you give the administrators as they reconsider their decisions to implement zero tolerance polices?
32 Creating Healthy Classrooms for All Students Students trust their abilities and their environment.Students see benefits of improving their behaviors.Students can make real, significant, and meaningful choices.The teacher and students work together to identify what is to be learned.Students see the value in what they are learning.Instruction process and people oriented rather than product and subject oriented.
33 Conclusion All teachers have different methods of classroom management strategies. Discipline with dignity is justone of many. The main concept is that students’behavior improve when teachers convey dignity andrestore hope.