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Beyond Discipline Model by Alfie Kohn

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Beyond Discipline
by Alfie Kohn What doesn't work in this model? What are the main points of this model? Child Development Theory Comparison to Responsive Classroom Model Implications for the classroom Blaming the kids The students can't be blamed for doing what is in their nature to do. Rather teachers should look at their own actions and their goals for the classroom. Bribes and Threats Bibliography Kohn, A. (1996). Beyond discipline.
Alexandria, VA: Association for
Supervision and Curriculum Development. Students won't comprehend the punishments and consequences of their actions so they will not actually learn or gain anything from this. Charles, C. (2005). Building classroom
discipline. (Eighth ed.). Boston: Pearson Education Inc. The classroom as a community The students should be able to feel safe and are able to contribute in decision making processes. No "doing things to" students Students learn best by constructing knowledge from experience, not from the teacher What is being accomplished with a certain discipline? If as a teacher, you are using discipline that is not working, look at what is actually being accomplished and the problem will probably lie with the discipline, not the students. Ask the question "what do you think we can do to solve this problem?" when a conflict arises. This allows the student to see the problem and help to take responsibility for the actions. Erikson Kohn, A. (1997). The limits of teaching
skills. Reaching Today's Youth. By being positive and encouraging to students,this model helps to develop a sense of initiative, industry,and identity Piaget Like Piaget, in Kohn's model, students are active learners and build their own knowledge base through experience. Behaviorism/Social Learning The teacher models the positive behaviors that he/she wants to have in the classroom and the students model the behaviors that they want the teacher to exhibit. Similarities Students are active learners Academic choice Differences No logical
consequences in
Kohn's model because
he says they are a
kinder way of "doing things" to children, not with them Kohn, A. (1995, September). Interview by Ron
Brandt [Personal Interview]. Punished by rewards? a conversation with alfie kohn. Educational Leadership. No homework because it is often given as busy work, not something that extends
learning Scully, N. (2010, March-April). The homework question. Communique, 38(6), 46. Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA225793131&v=2.1&u=tel_a_carsonnc&it=r&p=AONE&sw=w Teacher must not depend on rewards Classroom should be set so that community is emphasized Must find discipline methods that work for that specific class
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