Essential Elements of Effective Discipline

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Allyn and Bacon, 2002 - Education - 115 pages
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This concise guide helps both pre-service and in-service teachers face the challenges of creating effective, disciplined classrooms by presenting a positive, helpful approach to dealing with misbehavior. Written in a practical, "teacher-friendly" style, this material helps teachers encourage cooperation, deal effectively with misbehavior, and promote positive attitudes in the classroom, ultimately leading to a stronger learning environment. Promotes helpfulness as a fundamental quality of truly effective discipline. This text offers brief chapters on specific topics to illustrate information in manageable portions. The Author focuses on helpful discipline strategies that include strong emphasis on ethics, student needs, collaboration, positive working relationships, communication, and addressing the causes of misbehavior. The book proposes clear, practical strategies for working with difficult students, controlling a classroom, and keeping students on task. Helpful reminders, suggestions, end of chapter questions for self-improvement and activities for self-improvement focus readers on critical issues. Pre-service and In-service educators looking to build their classroom management skills and incorporate effective discipline strategies into their classroom.

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Facing the Discipline Problem
Establishing Productive Concepts
Attending to Needs of Students and Teachers

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About the author (2002)

C. M. Charles is Professor Emeritus at San Diego State University, where he directed innovative programs in teacher education and received multiple distinguished teaching and outstanding professor awards. An international consultant, Charles is author of more than 25 books, including "Building Classroom Discipline, "the leading text in its field for 25 years.

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