Ch 7: Classroom Disciplinary Problems & Approaches

About This Chapter

There are strategies, programs, and other resources available to help you handle and prevent classroom disciplinary problems. In this chapter, you will learn about the underlying causes of disciplinary problems and how to implement effective approaches.

Classroom Disciplinary Problems & Approaches - Chapter Summary

This chapter presents you with the ways to help you identify and prevent disciplinary problems. While working through this chapter you will find text lessons describing what classroom discipline entails and techniques for it, brief multiple-choice quizzes to test your understanding of the kinds of disciplinary issues, and fascinating video lessons that will show you ways to decrease bad behavior in class. In addition to the previous list, you will also find helpful information about the following in this chapter:

  • What the meaning and kinds of bullying are and ways to help students deal with them
  • How to keep bullying from happening
  • Explanation of the philosophy behind discipline
  • Manner of using the Premack principle and Gordon's classroom management theory to help conduct your class
  • Differences and techniques of the assertive and democratic discipline in class
  • Steps to implement conflict resolution activities among students
  • What programs and techniques are available to prevent violence in schools
  • How to assist traumatized children your class

How It Helps

  • Provides disciplinary issues: You will be given explanations of various disciplinary issues to help you recognize them among your students.
  • Highlights effective approaches: By reading through the lesson, you will know how to go about choosing between assertive and democratic discipline at the appropriate times.
  • Explains instruction: By learning the steps involved in understanding the foundation of conflict resolution, you will be able to provide activities that promote conflict resolution among your students.

Skills Covered

When you've reached the end of this chapter, you will be skilled in:

  • Utilizing techniques for classroom discipline
  • Pinpointing the causes of why a student has a disciplinary issue
  • Using approaches that discourage bad behavior
  • Identifying bullies and traumatized students in your class
  • Performing the steps involved in keeping bullying out of your class
  • Understanding the need for discipline to enhance learning
  • Using ways to appeal to your students' minds
  • Teaching students how to make the best decisions in the class
  • Taking a teaching approach like Gordon's classroom management theory and making it work for your class
  • Successfully implementing conflict resolution activities among your students
  • Diffusing situations that can lead to school violence

16 Lessons in Chapter 7: Classroom Disciplinary Problems & Approaches
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Classroom Discipline: Definition & Strategies

1. Classroom Discipline: Definition & Strategies

What makes a great classroom? Is it the teacher, the students, or the resources? While these components are important, tying them into great classroom management skills is key. Learn more about classroom discipline, preemptive strategies, and in-the-moment tools.

Disciplinary Problems in the Classroom: Types & Causes

2. Disciplinary Problems in the Classroom: Types & Causes

Managing disciplinary issues may be one of the most challenging aspects of teaching. This lesson describes discipline concerns teachers face in the classroom and identifies factors that contribute to them.

Reducing Undesirable Behaviors in the Classroom

3. Reducing Undesirable Behaviors in the Classroom

This lesson covers several options for reducing bad behavior in the classroom, including time out, satiation and token economies. The lesson touches on how to use these techniques, and what to avoid when trying to encourage good behavior.

What is Bullying? - Definition, Types & Coping Strategies

4. What is Bullying? - Definition, Types & Coping Strategies

In this lesson, we examine different forms of bullying and identify those who are more likely to be bullies, as well as those who are more likely to be victimized. We also discuss warning signs and how we can help others cope with bullying.

How to Prevent Bullying in Schools

5. How to Prevent Bullying in Schools

This lesson looks at the reality of bullying and the concern students have about bullying prevention. It also explains how schools and teachers can take action to prevent bullying.

Applying the Premack Principle in the Classroom

6. Applying the Premack Principle in the Classroom

The Premack Principle is a famous idea in psychology that can help teachers with classroom management. In this lesson, learn how the Premack Principle relates to what motivates us as individuals.

Assertive vs. Democratic Discipline in Classrooms

7. Assertive vs. Democratic Discipline in Classrooms

How should students be disciplined in the classroom? What method brings about the best results? This lesson will describe and differentiate between assertive discipline and democratic discipline. Examples and strategies for using both approaches will also be provided.

Applying Gordon's Classroom Management Theory to Discipline

8. Applying Gordon's Classroom Management Theory to Discipline

In this lesson, we explore Gordon's theory of classroom management and discover the proper ways to foster mutually beneficial relationships and how to manage discipline in the classroom.

School Violence Prevention: Programs & Strategies

9. School Violence Prevention: Programs & Strategies

School violence has a major impact on students' learning. But what is school violence and what can schools do to provide a safe learning environment? In this lesson, you will learn about various types of school violence and strategies and programs schools have put in place to prevent it.

Avoiding Confrontations in the Classroom

10. Avoiding Confrontations in the Classroom

This lesson will look at strategies that can be used for avoiding classroom confrontations and power struggles between teachers and students. Both positive and negative actions in response to power struggles will be discussed.

Absenteeism & Tardiness in Schools: Statistics & Effects

11. Absenteeism & Tardiness in Schools: Statistics & Effects

In this lesson, we'll be looking at the effect of absenteeism and tardiness in schools. We'll delve into the academic, socioemotional, and physical problems that can arise when students don't attend school.

Chronic Tardiness: Definition & Causes

12. Chronic Tardiness: Definition & Causes

Chronic tardiness (the act of repetitive late arrival) can have a lasting impact on students. This lesson reviews some common causes for chronic tardiness based on the age of the student.

Student Tardiness Policy Sample

13. Student Tardiness Policy Sample

When children are tardy, it can be disruptive not only to their own learning but to the whole community. This lesson offers you some examples of policies for tardiness and how they can be used in class.

How to Reduce Student Tardiness

14. How to Reduce Student Tardiness

In this lesson we explore two competing concepts for reducing student tardiness and absenteeism, as well as as discussing some of the methods they employ.

Alternatives to Out-of-School Suspension

15. Alternatives to Out-of-School Suspension

This lesson will review alternatives to out-of-school suspension that reinforce positive behavior modification. Best practices in generating alternatives to out-of-school suspension will be discussed and summarized.

Out-of-School Suspension: Definition & Rules

16. Out-of-School Suspension: Definition & Rules

We all know someone who has been suspended from school before. What you might not know are the laws, offenses, and outcomes of such a suspension, and the effect it can have on the future of the suspended child.

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