Discipline without Stress
Promoting Responsible Behavior
Discipline without Stress, Punishments or Rewards shows how to promote responsibility, increase effectiveness, improve relationships, promote learning, increase joy of teaching and parenting, and how to manage behavior through INTERNAL motivation—simply and immediately.
The system contrasts to EXTERNAL manipulative approaches of rewards to control, threats, or imposed punishments.
The video show one of many counterproductive approaches used in many schools.
“Your work cements your position as today’s preeminent authority on teaching and working productively with students of all ages. You are the best thing going in discipline.”
—C.M. Charles, BUILDING CLASSROOM DISCIPLINE, 11th Edition, 2014
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Curriculum, Instruction, Classroom Management, and Discipline
Join successful teachers who understand the differences to pinpoint a problem.
Curriculum refers to what is taught.
Instruction has two parts: teaching and learning
(1) what the teacher does and (2) what the students do.
Classroom Management deals with how things are done. It’s about practicing procedures until they become routines. Classroom management is enhanced when procedures are explained, modeled for students, practiced, and periodically (when necessary) reinforced by practicing again. Classroom management is the teacher’s responsibility.
Discipline is the student’s responsibility. It deals with how they behave. It’s about impulse management and self-control.
If you have an unsuccessful lesson, ask yourself:
Was it the curriculum? I just didn’t make it appealing or motivating.
Was it instruction? I had a wonderful lesson planned, but I did all the work; the students were not engaged or not motivated enough.
Was it classroom management? I had a wonderful lesson, but it took 10 minutes to get everything organized.
Was it a discipline (behavior) problem? I prompted the students’ curiosity, taught a good lesson with meaningful student activities, and had everything organized, but Jason still interrupted the lesson.