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Transcript of Lee Canter
- Students tend to feel they are being unjustly controlled
- Characteristics: sarcastic, uses commands, abrasive - They seem wishy-washy and unable to state clear and consistent expectations
- Students learn not to take these teachers seriously
- Characteristics: passive, inconsistent, timid, non-directive ? Negative & Positive Posting the rules can sometimes encourage students to see how far they can go before a rule is considered implemented.
Assertive discipline does not teach students self-discipline and conflict resolution skills for the long term. Instead it relies on consequences and rewards. It rejects any system that allows students to set their own limits.
Assertive discipline views behavior as a choice and does not accept any reason for a child to misbehave unless it is biological. This could be a negative and a positive. Sometimes children don’t know how to tell someone what is going on to them whether they are in pain from a medical condition or are having problems at home. Until you understand the root of the problem then it is hard to correctly discipline a child that is misbehaving.
Lee Canter implies that if the teacher cannot control the classroom then they fail as a teacher.
Assertive discipline can be regarded by some as stifling and inhumane. It can be overpowering for younger children and demeaning for older children. The assertive discipline approach is easy for students and parents to understand and easy for teachers to implement it.
It has been proven that with consistency of assertive discipline and positive feedback that the behavior problems in the classroom have reduced.
Lee Canter’s approach on assertive discipline has evolved to a more democratic and cooperative style of behavior management.
It provides positive direction by clearly stating and enforcing the limits.
It involves consistent actions which do not violate the best interests of the students. What is Asertive Discipline?
It is a structured systematic approach designed to assist educators in running an organzied, teacher-in-charge classroom environment. What does it include?
- teachers must react assertively, not agressively or non assertively
-teachers that are assertive react confidently and quickly in situations that require the management of behaivior
- the way the teacher is supported is by a few clearly written and enforced rules of their classroom
- assertive teachers listen to what their students have to say carefulu, speak to them politely, and treat everyone fairly not necissarilly equally. Important Facts
- today it is the most widely used behaivior program in the world.
- assertive discipline has evolved since the mid 70's from an authoritarian approach to a more democratic and cooperative classroom.
- as the teacher you have the right to determine what is best for the students and to expect compliance.
- cantor believes that the way teachers show concern for today's youth is by demanding and promoting proper behaivior How to use assertive discipline
1- dismiss the thought that there are any acceptable reasons for misbehaivior
2- decide which rules you wish to implement in your classroom. come up with four or five important rules that are easy for your students to rember and follow
3- determine your negative consequences for noncompliance. Negative consequences are for every time a student misbehaves not just sometimes. Choose 3-6 consequences that will be used each time the consequences become more punitive.
4- determine positive consequences for appropriate behaivior.
- raffle tickets for good behavior will give students a reason for improvement even if they are having a bad day.