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This can be done after the first, second, or third request. Diana leaves her seat to tug on your arm and ask for assistance. Visualize a classroom experience you have had when you felt inadequate or reacted in a nonassertive or hostile manner. If he refuses, the teacher gives 2 previously prepared letters to a well-behaved student to take to the principal.

Sit ten to fifteen feet apart from your partner who is standing. In assertive discipline model, the teacher has to write out a discipline plan, gives a copy to the principal for approval and sends it home to parents asking feedback and suggestions. Continue to repeat your command disciipline maximum of three times until the student follows your directions.

They atttempt to get their own needs met and vanter take into lse the capabilities of their students. The squad then escorts the students to the office. If kids don’t presently possess desired classroom behaviors, teach them! Remember to use eye cantre and the student’s name.


Learn to use the “positive repetitions” technique.

Additionally, educators assertivve the right to request and expect assistance from parents and administrators in their efforts. If the command is not followed, you might issue a choice to the student.

Assertive Discipline

Assertive teachers believe that a firm, teacher-in-charge classroom is in the best interests of students. Offer a choice with a negative consequence for noncompliance. In that case, polite requests given with a lessened contact of the eyes may be indicated.

Should students have an influence in the formation of rules and routines? They take everything personally. If directions are not followed at that point, the sequential list of penalties is implemented. Archived from the original on Teachers need to communicate the idea that they care too much about themselves to allow students to take advantage of asserttive.

Issue assertivee direction Tyler: Canters advocate that teachers must learn to assert themselves. Pedagogy School assertibe classroom behaviour. Even if a student is having a bad day, there is a reason to improve While eye-contact from children during discipline is common among those raised in homes with European ancestry, most other cultures of the world require a student to look down or avoid eye contact while being disciplined.

This model is developed by Lee Canter who is a child guidance specialist. Tom McIntyre at www. These will be administered if the student continues to misbehave. Use an assertive, confident ny.

What he wants is the students to actually stop talking.

Punishment will make students avoid breaking rules and positive reinforcement will encourage good behavior. For more on making rules, see the home page link on “How to create your own behavior management system” or the video podcast on this topic 3.


Teachers have needs, wants and feelings and the right to teach without interruption by students misbehaving. Might you try other things before giving a direct warning? If you want to act like a bully, I’ll show you what it’s like to get pushed around.

Assertive discipline

Student compliance is imperative in creating and maintaining an effective and efficient learning environment. Conduct a self-analysis by completing the following: Do you “catch the students being good” e.

Do not be sidetracked by the student’s excuses. I want you to stop talking, turn around and face front, and pay attention to the lecture.

However, they have their own needs, wants, and feelings just as their students. Berj rips up his worksheet and throws it on discippine floor, mumbling, “I’m not doing this crap. Corporal punishment is not a part of assertive discipline.

When the jar is full, a special event is held. This is a disguised way of repeating your rules so that all students know what to do This procedure appears to be a restatement of Jacob Kounin’s “ripple effect” strategy.