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Teaching Self-Control Through Management and Discipline / Edition 2

Teaching Self-Control Through Management and Discipline / Edition 2

by Tom V. Savage


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Teaching Self-Control Through Management and Discipline / Edition 2

There are children who act out in school because of problems at home; there are children who act out at home because of behavior they learn at school. The question that parents and educators must keep in mind when disciplining these children is not simply how to alter misbehavior, but in helping children express their autonomy in a more controlled, manageable way. The pivotal approach of this book lies in helping children develop this sense of self-control. This book takes the unique perspective of integrating management and discipline, giving readers the tools to think about and handle self-discipline and misbehavior in children. Instead of directing the focus on how to handle misbehavior, readers are shown the tactics for avoiding discipline problems, using numerous discipline scenarios and applications. Pertinent case studies and incidents help readers think through the problem and apply the appropriate ideas and actions. There is timely coverage of important research findings on motivations, establishing authority, managing the physical environment and many other significant topics. There are also in-depth discussions on group dynamics, motivations and discipline, dealing with persistent misbehavior, and handling serious misbehavior problems. Educators, administrators, school counselors, and parents.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780205288199
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 11/18/1998
Edition description: REV
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Each chapter begins with “Introduction” and concludes with “Summary,” “Suggested Applications,” and “Suggested Readings.”

1.Understanding Management and Discipline in the Classroom.

What Are the Causes of Discipline Problems?

Defining Management and Discipline.

Discipline as a Central Educational Concept.

The Goal of Discipline.

The Management and Discipline Domain.


2.Establishing Teacher Authority and Leadership.

What Is Leadership?

Teacher Consistency.

Sharing Power and Responsibility.

Establishing Authority and Leadership.

Sharing Power through Establishment of Classroom Rules.

3.Motivation and Discipline.

Motivational Variables.

Valuing Learning Goals.

Accommodating Needs and Interests in the Classroom.

Altering Perceptions of Required Effort.

Increasing the Probability of Success.

4.Arranging the Physical Environment.

Goals to Be Considered When Planning the Environment.

Dimensions of the Physical Environment.

The Classroom Ambiance.

Classroom Density.

5.Preventing Problems through Time Management.

Understanding Different Types of Time.

Pacing Classroom Activities.

Providing Clear Directions.

Managing Transitions.

Monitoring Student Work.

6.Preventing Problems through Lesson Management.

The Dimensions of Lesson Management.


7.Responding to Inappropriate Behavior.

The Purpose of Discipline.

Some Principles to Consider Choosing a Response.

Choosing a Response to Misbehavior.

8.Responding to Minor Problems and Supporting Self-Control.

Modeling Self-Control.

Low Profile Responses.

Gaining Cooperation through Communication.

9.Direct Teacher Intervention.

Teacher Assertiveness.

Understanding the Link between Behavior and Consequence.

Implementing Reasonable Consequences.

Identifying Alternative Consequences.

Mistaken Goals.

10.Responding to Persistent Misbehavior.

Teacher Responses.

Behavior Modification.

11.Responding to Serious Behavior Problems.

Attendance Problems.




Violence against Other Students.

Violence against Teachers.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse.

12.Teaching Conflict Resolution.

Understanding Conflict.

Responses to Conflict.

Solving Conflicts Using Negotiation, Mediation, and Arbitration.

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