Applying Gordon's Classroom Management Theory to Discipline


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According to Gordon's theory of classroom management, who owns problems in the classroom?

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1. Which of the following types of relationships did Thomas Gordon generally dislike?

2. _____ are what teachers should employ to convey their thoughts, feelings, and problems to their students.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Understand what you know about discipline in Gordon's Classroom Management Theory with this worksheet and attached quiz. Answer the questions on what the theory entails and who benefits.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the worksheet and quiz to:

  • Determine who 'owns' classroom issues
  • Name the type of relationship disliked by Thomas Gordon
  • Give the term for what teachers should use to express thoughts, feelings and problems to students
  • Recognize examples of collaborative classroom management
  • Understand the role of punitive discipline in Gordon's theory

Skills Practiced

Practice the following:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding punitive discipline in the classroom and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a teacher's role in the classroom
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about discipline in Gordon's Classroom Management Theory

Additional Learning

The lesson named Applying Gordon's Classroom Management Theory to Discipline will help you to learn more about this area of study. Complete the lesson in order to cover the following:

  • Assess the basics of the theory
  • Understand how it is generally applied in classrooms
  • Identify how teachers should interact with students
  • Learn more about Thomas Gordon