Smart Discipline for the Classroom: Respect and Cooperation Restored

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SAGE Publications, Aug 16, 2000 - Education - 110 pages
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This book helps teachers develop personal plans of action to handle classroom discipline, offering progressive Plan A and Plan B strategies. Plan A strategies take seconds to implement. Plan B strategies take more time but are designed to turn around specific attitudes and behaviors. After an introduction, there are 9 chapters: (1) "Misbehaviors and Their Causes"; (2) "Usual Discipline Methods and Their Drawbacks" (e.g., threats, lectures, rewards, punishment, anger, commands, and notes to parents); (3) "Commonsense Principles of 'Smart Discipline'"; (4) "Effective Prevention Strategies" (e.g., welcome students, express appreciation, call home, predict success, and list misplaced behaviors); (5) "Strategies for Minor Misbehaviors (Plan A)" (e.g., invade space, touch shoulder, smile and request, change locations, give information, give choices, and respect the struggle); (6) "Strategies for the Most Difficult Behaviors (Plan B)" (e.g., write notes, express strong feelings, use time-out, analyze and plan, inform parents, give responsibilities, and plan for amends); (7) "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Strategies" (e.g., choose close proximity, give covert reminders, refocus, slow tempo, and facilitate insights); (8) "Parental Support and Involvement"; and (9) "Your Personal 'Smart Discipline' Plan." A list of suggested readings is included. (SM)

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Larry Koenig is a nationally known expert on school discipline. He has worked extensively with children and adolescents in classrooms, youth development centers, and hospitals. A humorous public speaker, Dr. Koenig has the unique ability to talk about exactly what is going on in today’s classrooms and to give both meaningful and practical advice. Dr. Koenig is the creator of the Smart Discipline System. Using this system, he has trained thousands of teachers in strategies for building students’ self-esteem and classroom discipline.

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