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Lee & Marlene Canter-Positive Consequences, Reaching out to Students

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Erin Johnson

on 4 October 2012

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Transcript of Lee & Marlene Canter-Positive Consequences, Reaching out to Students

"More than names on the Board and Marbles in a Jar." Assertive Discipline Lee & Marlene Canter Development What does it look like? Opposition Live in California Lee was a social worker.
Marlene was a special education teacher Developed Assertive Discipline in the 1970's after teachers voiced concern about effect of classroom management on student learning. Most successful teacher
training in the U.S for K-12. Used information from observational survey in combination with work done with children with behavioral challenges. Teachers who are assertive, have clear expectations, and predictable actions. Focus was to improve communication between teachers and students to be clear & caring vs. hostile & angry College sweethearts Two children Key is focus on positive NOT negative consequences Students are taught how to behave. Rules clear communicated "Broken Record” Restate or repeat requests up to three times before consequences implemented. Students know what to expect and what is expected of them. Consequences positive & negative Students know what will happen if they choose to misbehave applied fairly and consistently to ALL students written plan a maximum of 5 actions to deal with misbehavior consistent Praise every student at least once a day. negative consequences are only a last resort model and restate Alfie Kohn
•Disagrees with rewards, rules, and punishment
•Public praise is fraudulent and manipulative Curwin and Mendler
•Assertive Discipline tells students to “Behave or Else!”
•Little to develop critical thinking and good decision making Parents, psychologists, and teachers
•Humiliation of singling out
•Rewards should be internal, learning is a reward in itself
•Deprives Black & Hispanics male students and students with learning disabilities
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