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Have your partner approach your desk and ask if his or her paper is “OK”. Use positive touching on the student’s back or shoulder and give a nonverbal signal. It is also called the “take-control” approach to teaching, as the teacher controls their classroom in a firm but positive manner.

Students are off task while the teacher quietly sits at her desk and corrects assignments. Choose three to six negative consequences a “discipline hierarchy”each of which is more punitive or restrictive than the previous one. List the names of a few students whose behavior has been difficult for you to manage.

Assertive discipline

The Canters state that society demands appropriate behavior if one is to be accepted and successful. Assertive discipline provides strategies for gaining this support.


They let their discipline plan do all of the work. Assertive discipline is an approach to classroom management developed by Lee and Marlene Canter.

Assertive Discipline

Diana leaves her seat to tug on your arm and ask for assistance. Maintain this eye contact for a few seconds. Offer a choice with a negative consequence for noncompliance.

Do you believe that all behavior is a conscious choice on the part of youngsters? However, they have their own needs, wants, and feelings just as their students. What he wants is the students to actually stop talking.

Students assertivf comply are reinforced, whereas those who disobey rules and directions receive negative consequences.

Assertive discipline – Wikipedia

Assertive teachers act in a calm, confident and businesslike manner. You see Tyler put the stuffed clown doll in his desk rather than returning it to the toy box. They have the right to have teachers who will bby inappropriate behavior, who will provide positive support for appropriate behavior and who will communicate how students should behave and what will happen if they do not.

They take everything personally. This instruction involves more than just giving commands.


Are there any legitimate excuses for misbehavior e. Learn to use the “broken record” technique. Why do I have to sit out for playing right?

These will be administered if the student continues to misbehave. A marble might be dropped into disciplind jar for each predetermined interval that the class as a whole has been attentive and respectful. Even while enforcing legitimate rules, nonassertive teachers have a tendency to plead. Tom McIntyre at www.

Archived copy as title. Do you respond to misconduct in a non hostile, assertive manner? Decide which rules you wish to implement in your classroom. For Canter, teachers must insist that their own rights are met in the classroom. This quick action will encourage the students to display the desired behavior more often. If directions are not followed at that point, the sequential list of penalties is implemented. Repeat the directions as positive statements to students who are complying with your commands e.