This summer I did a series about classic myths and truths of classroom discipline. Check the archives from the summer months to read more on each one. Here is a summary:
MYTH #1: GIVING WARNINGS WITHOUT CONSEQUENCES IS A GOOD IDEA.
TRUTH: GIVING WARNINGS WITHOUT CONSEQUENCES IS LAZY, AND ONE OF THE WORST MISTAKES THAT TEACHERS (AND PARENTS) MAKE.
MYTH #2: A GREAT LESSON IS THE ANSWER TO MOST DISCIPLINE PROBLEMS
TRUTH: A GREAT LESSON IS THE ANSWER TO SOME, BUT NOT MOST, DISCIPLINE PROBLEMS
MYTH #3: THE BEST DISCIPLINE PLAN IS TO BE MEAN AT FIRST AND THEN LIGHTEN UP AS YOU GO
TRUTH: THE BEST DISCIPLINE PLAN IS TO HAVE RULES AND CONSEQUENCES THAT ARE SIMILAR IN SEVERITY
MYTH #4: YOU MUST HAVE THE SUPPORT OF YOUR ADMINISTRATION TO HAVE SUCCESSFUL CLASSROOM DISCIPLINE
TRUTH: WHILE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT HELPS, IT IS NOT ESSENTIAL TO HAVING SUCCESSFUL CLASSROOM DISCIPLINE
MYTH #5: NICE TEACHERS WILL BE RUN OVER BY THEIR STUDENTS.
TRUTH: A GOOD DISCIPLINE PLAN ALLOWS TEACHERS TO BE AS NICE AS THEY WANT TO BE.
MYTH #6: FORMAL POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE REINFORCEMENT STRATEGIES ARE NECESSARY PARTS OF ANY GOOD DISCIPLINE PLAN.
TRUTH: FORMAL POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT IS NOT NECESSARY, AND CAN EVEN BE HARMFUL TO OLDER STUDENTS
MYTH #7: IT IS OKAY FOR TEACHERS TO TAKE OUT THEIR FRUSTRATIONS AND STRESSES ON THEIR STUDENTS.
TRUTH: TEACHERS SHOULD DO ALL THEY CAN TO NOT LET EMOTION INTERFERE WITH THEIR CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT.
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