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Jacob Kounin's Model of Discipline.
Transcript of Jacob Kounin's Model of Discipline.
Jacob Kounin was born in Cleveland, OH in 1912. He graduated from Iowa State University in 1939 and began his work as an educational psychologist at Wayne University in 1946. He is considered one of the great classroom management theorists. He emphasized that instruction and discipline could be combined in the classroom, for previously they were thought to be two separate techniques. He studied and several classrooms and observed how teachers would handle misbehavior after it happened. Later he realized that it was more important to focus on how the teacher handled that class from even before the misbehavior started. Kounin believed that it was important for teachers to actively engage their students to be effective in their teaching. It is imperative for teachers to be attentive to all areas and aspects of their classroom environment.
The Ripple Effect
The ripple effect is based on the idea that a teacher will correct the behavior of one student and the effect will be all of the students displaying the proper behavior. This will lead to a more positive atmosphere.
By Mary Swick
Who is he and what did he believe?
He came up with several theories as to how to handle discipline in the classroom
Scanning the room periodically
Correcting a misbehavior as soon as it happens
Not having your back to the whole class when helping one student
Having a desk arrangement that allows full view of all of the students
Being aware of all sights and sounds in the classroom
Ways to Accomplish This:
Withitness refers to the teacher knowing what is going on in all parts of the classroom at all times.
Teacher can handle two or more situations at one time.
The teacher moves from one topic to the other smoothly, effectively, and without abrupt changes.
The teacher must try to keep the focus and attention of all of the students in the class.
Satiation is the student's feeling of being satisfied.
**MUST BE AVOIDED**
Ways Teachers Can Avoid Satiation
Provide a feeling of progress
Offer challenges throughout the lesson that engage students more
Add variety to the lesson. Don't be afraid to switch things up.