Classroom Discipline

Classroom Discipline

Award-Winning Book 2009 Midwest Book Awards – First Place Midwest Independent Publishers Association

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Author: Linda Crawford and Christopher Hagedorn

Approaches:
Developmental Designs for Middle School

Description

Award-Winning Book 2009 Midwest Book Awards – First Place Midwest Independent Publishers Association

Work with colleagues to implement a consistent discipline approach school-wide.

Because many adolescents struggle to connect to school or to exercise the self-control needed to learn, rule-breaking happens, disrupting learning and eroding community. Adolescents are not likely to succeed in school unless someone consciously teaches and provides rigorous practice for the social and emotional skills they need. Classroom Discipline is about student growth. It describes how to build a classroom climate in which students become responsibly independent because teachers guide them incrementally toward the emotional, social, and academic skills necessary for successful self-management. You will learn how to implement the following best practices for adolescent discipline:
  • Effective teacher mindset for discipline
  • Building relationship
  • Goal-setting
  • Social Contract, creating rules
  • Modeling and practicing rules and procedures
  • Engaging students in school
  • Redirecting rule-breaking
  • Problem-solving repeat rule-breaking
BOOK CONTENTS
SECTION I Introductions Chapter 1: Introducing Responsible Independence Chapter 2: Teacher Mindset and Skills SECTION II Establishing Relationship and Order Chapter 3: Establishing Relationship Gatherings Social conferences Chapter 4: Establishing Purposes and Agreements Preparing for Goal Setting with Assessment Goals and Declarations Social Contract Chapter 5: Living Our Agreements in Daily Routines Modeling One Routine at a Time Recording Ideas to Support Expectations Role Play Reflective Loop Reinforcing, Reminding, and Remodeling Chapter 6: Engaging Students Meet Students Where They Are Developmentally Engaging Students through Relevance Engaging Students through Pacing Engaging Students through Participation Engaging Students through Clarity and Order SECTION III Responding to Rule-breaking Chapter 7: Redirecting Growth through Adjusting Behavior Nonverbal Cues Verbal Cues Loss of Privilege Fix It on the Spot Take a Break Take a Break Out Effective Redirecting Chapter 8: Problem-solving Problem-solving Social Conferences Problem-solving Meetings Role Play Conflict resolution: Problem-solving between Students Apology of Action Appendix A: Adolescent Development Appendix B: Assessment Appendix C: Goals and Declarations Appendix D: Social Contract Appendix E: Modeling Appendix F: Redirection and Problem-solving Appendix G: Behavior Management beyond the Classroom This honest and user-friendly text presents challenging situations with warmth and understanding and outlines solutions to complex problems with clarity and wisdom. Educators who embrace and implement, with open hearts and minds, the ideas and strategies offered here, will surely guide even their most reluctant and challenging students to responsible independence, the foundation of lives that are whole and full. Karen J. Rusthoven, Ed.D., Principal, St. Paul MN One of my favorite teachings is the importance of “connection before correction.” Often, the best thing a teacher can do to improve student behavior is to stop focusing on the behavior and to start focusing on building the relationship. One of the many things I loved about this book is the emphasis on meeting the needs of students as a foundation for creating a positive learning environment. Jane Nelsen, Ed.D., author of Positive Discipline LINDA CRAWFORD is the founder and executive director of Origins. An experienced teacher for 40 years, she is co-founder of the Developmental Designs approach to integrated social and academic learning for adolescents. Her books include The Advisory Book, To Hold Us Together: Seven Conversations for Multicultural Understanding, and Lively Learning: Using the Arts to Teach the K-8 Curriculum. CHRISTOPHER HAGEDORN taught secondary-level English for 16 years, implementing many of the teaching practices described here. As an Origins consultant, workshop facilitator, and writer, he has provided professional development and supporting articles and materials for middle-level educators for nearly ten years. Classroom Discipline is the second book in Origins’ Best Practices Series reflecting the foundational beliefs and practices of the Developmental Designs for Middle School approach to integrating social and academic teaching and learning.   The Origins Program, 2009, 304 pages, soft cover ISBN: 978-0-938541-13-4