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When told to get back on task, Juanita tells you that she is feeling ill today. He feels a hand on his shoulder and looks up to see the teacher give him a smile and a wink.

Even while enforcing legitimate rules, nonassertive teachers have a tendency to plead. Determine positive consequences for appropriate behavior. What he wants is the students to actually stop talking. For example, along with verbal praise, you might also include raffle tickets that are given to students for proper behavior. But except in unusual circumstances the slate starts anew the next day.

Practice giving positive reinforcement and consequences in different ways by engaging asseritve the tasks below with a partner. You see Tyler put the stuffed clown doll in his desk rather than returning it to the toy box.

Do not be sidetracked by the student’s excuses.

The Canters recommend that you NOT continue punishing if talking with the youngster will help to defuse the situation. He backs up his words with actions when necessary. While three students read or listen, Calvin and Poonam are poking each other and making faces. Use “proximity praise” also appears to have been borrowed from Jacob Kounin. Asking students to try to stop talking is not really what the teacher wants. The softball beats Antonis to home plate and he violently pushes Tim who is waiting at the plate for the tag.


Might some kids be reacting habitually and therefore need to be made aware of options to create the ability to choose? This quick action will encourage the students to display the desired behavior more often.

Are there any legitimate excuses for misbehavior e.

Why do I have to sit out for playing right? Retrieved from ” https: Instead of just focusing on the misbehaving students, praise youngsters near them who are doing the correct thing. If it receives a positive review, say “Thank you”, and mention that the step that follows the last one on your dsicipline is a visit to “the office”.

The Disckpline believe that you, as the teacher, have the right to determine what is best for your students, and to expect compliance. Canters advocate that teachers must learn to assert themselves.

Assertive discipline

Might you try other things before giving a direct warning? These consequences should escalate when a student breaks the rules more than once in the same lesson. It involves a high level of teacher control in the class. List the rules on the board along with the positive and negative consequences.

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When told to get assetrive on task, Kevin tells you that he is feeling ill today.

In that case, polite requests given with a lessened contact of the eyes may be indicated. Say your response out loud. You decide to give a friendly hint or two. The comments can be made specific and obvious for younger students.

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Become skilled in the use of other assertive discipline techniques: Decide with which of these pupils you failed to set firm consistent limits non-assertiveness because: These response-style categories are assertive, hostile and nonassertive. For ny on making rules, see the home page link on “How to create your own behavior management system” or the video podcast on this topic 3. This instruction involves more than just giving commands. Corporal punishment is not a part of assertive discipline.

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Conduct a meeting to inform the students llee the program. Go to the link on Dr. Student compliance is imperative in creating and maintaining an effective and efficient learning environment.