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Barbara Coloroso: Inner Discipline

Classroom Management and Inner Discipline

Kayla Cardenas

on 21 September 2012

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Transcript of Barbara Coloroso: Inner Discipline

Discipline Warm-Up Barbara Coloroso Look at the situation on the handout. In a few sentences, explain how you would handle the scenario as a teacher. Be prepared to discuss. Treat students with respect and dignity
Teachers should follow the Golden Rule
Teachers tend to become either "Brickwall", "Jellyfish", or "Backbone" teachers
Teacher choices affect student behavior
Teachers must teach students to accept ownership of their problems
Teachers should:
avoid punishments, rewards and threats
use a four-step approach to discipline
Use the three R's of discipline
Use the RSVP test to check their consequences Brickwall
Jellyfish Key Concepts The 3 Categories of Teachers The RSVP Test Coloroso's
Answer to
Our Warm-Up Exit Ticket In two complete sentences, explain one change you will make tomorrow which incorporates Coloroso's suggestions to make you a better, more fair teacher. Restitution - Fixing what the student did; repairing the physical and personal damage.
Resolution - Determining a way not to let the behavior happen again.
Reconciliation - honoring the restitution plan and making a commitment to live up to it. The 3 R's of Discipline 1) Shows students what they have done wrong
2) Gives them ownership of the problem
3) Provide strategies for solving the problem
4) Leaves their dignity intact Proper DISCIPLINE does 4 things that PUNISHMENT cannot do "Discipline is not punishment" Brickwall Rules the classroom
Restricts/controls others
Does not trust students
Feared by students,
Has fixed rules, emphasizes punctuality, enforces rules rigidly,
Uses humiliation, rewards, bribes, and relies on competition to motivate students Jellyfish Backbone
Provide support and structure for students
Realize student uniqueness and importance
Emphasizes democracy in the classroom
Advocates creative, constructive and responsible activity
Has simply and clearly defined rules
Teaches students to trust in themselves, in others, and in the future
***Helps students develop inner discipline*** Weak and inconsistent about classroom management
Allows chaos in the classroom
Uses mini lectures, put downs, bribes, and threats to control students
Does not see the need for students to develop inner discipline CWBAT 1. Understand Barbara Coloroso's methodology concerning classroom management and student behavioral issues.
2. Understand the roles of "jellyfish," "brickwall," and "backbone"
3. Explain one thing they will change about their teaching style tomorrow to incorporate Coloroso's suggestions This reminds teachers that
consequences should be:
Practical Mr. Flynn talks with Aaron and point out that the desk needs refinishing. He discusses various possibilities, like calling a professional refinisher, asking Aaron's father to come help, or allowing Aaron to do the job under Mr. Flynn's guidance, which Aaron elects. Mr. Flynn gets materials from the school custodian and shows Aaron how to refinish the desk. This reasonable consequence allows Aaron to take ownership of the problem, show responsibility for his actions, and maintain his personal dignity. Adapted from
http://prezi.com/2shtk446ac8b/barbara-coloroso/ Adapted from
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