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Disciplining girls of color: moving from stereotypes to self-awareness - Education Votes. By Sabrina Holcomb A white student in an Iowa middle school brings a knife to school, threatens another student, and is placed an in-school program for eight weeks.

Disciplining girls of color: moving from stereotypes to self-awareness - Education Votes

A black student in the same school brings a knife to school and is immediately expelled. 4 Ways to Ensure Discipline in Classrooms. 4 Early-Year Keys for Effective Classroom Discipline. Nothing can undermine a classroom climate that's conducive to learning more quickly than a host of minor disruptive behaviors.

4 Early-Year Keys for Effective Classroom Discipline

These behaviors alone may be no big deal, but collectively they steal instructional time and the positive energy that our students need to attain success. Although effectively managing student behavior is a multifaceted practice, there are four central things that you can -- and should -- do very early in the school year to set the proper tone. 1. Back to School: Rules and Routines in the Classroom. I admit it.

Back to School: Rules and Routines in the Classroom

The Rise of The Student Cheater. Classroom Management: The Intervention Two-Step. All of us have had major classroom disruptions that try our patience and push our limits.

Classroom Management: The Intervention Two-Step

These incidents can threaten our sense of control and generate fear of looking weak to other students. We fear that other students might do the same thing if we don't take a strong stance. Couple these feelings with the possibility of taking the disruption personally, and we have a recipe for disaster. Schools get road map for improving discipline practices. A national report described as a first-of-its-kind road map for improving discipline practices in U.S. public schools was released Tuesday, with 60 recommendations intended to help schools reduce suspensions and create better learning conditions.

Schools get road map for improving discipline practices

The 460-page report, the result of a three-year, bipartisan effort, urges that suspensions be used as a last resort, proposes targeting support to help students with behavioral issues and suggests specialized training for police officers on the nation’s campuses. The Council of State Governments Justice Center spearheaded the School Discipline Consensus Report, which is based on more than 700 interviews and reflects agreement from a core group of about 100 school administrators, teachers, lawmakers, advocates, parents, students and criminal-justice leaders.

“What we have now is a comprehensive vision from the field,” said Michael Thompson, director of the Council of State Governments Justice Center. Beyond Zero Tolerance: Achieving a Balance in School Discipline. Disruptive behavior continues to be one of the most challenging issues that schools face today.

Beyond Zero Tolerance: Achieving a Balance in School Discipline

Even one seriously incompliant student can threaten teaching and learning for the rest of the class. And though exceedingly rare given the large number of schools throughout our country, incidents of deadly violence shake our confidence in school safety. In the 1990s, amidst similar circumstances and fears, schools adopted "get tough" philosophies of discipline: increased suspensions, expulsions, school arrests and zero tolerance. Echoes of Brown in School Discipline - OpEducation. Redirect Student Behavior With I and Why - Coach G's Teaching Tips. ClassDojo. Classroom Management. A Teacher on 'Listening' Rather Than 'Disciplining' - Teaching Now. Teachers urged to 'get tough' on bad behaviour.

2 February 2014Last updated at 06:08 ET Some 700,000 pupils remain in schools where behaviour is "not good enough", a government spokesman said Teachers in England can dispense "tough but proportionate" punishments to tackle bad behaviour in schools, Education Secretary Michael Gove says.

Teachers urged to 'get tough' on bad behaviour

Possible sanctions, included in updated guidelines, include weeding school grounds and tidying classrooms. There had been "significant progress" on indiscipline since 2010, but "there is much still to do", Mr Gove said. Unions said many of the deterrents were already used and teachers did not need "one-size-fits-all advice". Labour's Tristram Hunt said allowing unqualified teachers was "damaging standards".

The updated guidelines - which now specify suitable punishment for dealing with bad behaviour - will be sent to all schools in England next week, the Department for Education said. Continue reading the main story. How to Teach Social Skills to Children With Behavior Problems. Checklists for Children With Behavior Problems. School Discipline: American as Apple Pie - View From the Bronx: An Urban Teacher's Perspective. When Students Need Emotional Support: Dos and Don'ts. One of the realities of teaching today is that most teachers work in classrooms with students identified with a wide variety of needs.

When Students Need Emotional Support: Dos and Don'ts

Another reason I avoid sending kids to the office. On How We Think About Sending Kids to the Office. What follows is a long piece of writing that explains how we at KPEA are thinking about when, how, and why teachers send students struggling with their behavior to the "office" and what happens when they get there.

On How We Think About Sending Kids to the Office

The leadership team and I used this essay to kick off a discussion with our teachers about some pretty big changes to this system that will bring our student office visit approach more in line with our overall student culture ideas. The full text is below the fold, but the main idea is contained in these two excerpts: Sending Students To The Office Will Weaken Your Ability To Manage Your Classroom. Confidence is an important trait in a teacher, but so is humility.

Sending Students To The Office Will Weaken Your Ability To Manage Your Classroom

Although I don’t subscribe to the belief that a teacher never truly arrives or can never reach a high level of excellence, I do believe in the continual need to be self-aware of one’s mistakes and open to new ideas. A dose of humility keeps us flexible and willing to try a different approach when the current one isn’t working. Having written that, I must be especially careful with my upcoming statement. Discipline Policies Shift With Views on What Works. To Do Today: Thinking about Temperament. What is temperament? Temperament shapes how a person responds to the world. Psychologists today believe that temperament is, to some extent, genetic. In other words, when a child is born, he is already inclined to react in certain ways to certain situations or stimuli. Temperament can be detected within a child’s first year, and while parenting and life experiences will affect the temperament, some part of it will remain the same throughout the child’s life.

Why does this matter in the classroom? All teachers have those students they just “click” with. Rethinking Discipline. Defusing Power Struggles: It's Not About Getting the Last Word. Mrs. Suspended in School: Punished But Still Learning. 'Restorative Practices': Discipline But Different. Classroom Management. Oppositional Children – Counselling Connect. How to Respond to Inappropriate Student Comments. Posted on Friday September 14, 2012 by Michael Keathley When I read Liana Heitin’s post in , “Responding to Insensitive Student Comments,” it brought back flashes of similar situations I have experienced as an instructor and others some of my colleagues have shared over the years (30 August, 2012).

It also brought back the same question: How should teachers handle inappropriate comments from students? In her post, Heitin shared the story of Heather Wolpert-Gawron who, after explaining she’d be off to celebrate a Jewish holiday, was asked by a student: “”So, if you’re Jewish, does that mean you’re going to hell?” Wolpert-Gawron responded, “So I thought about my goal as a teacher to create independent learners and thinkers, and I responded the only way I could. Ways to deal with problematic students. Picture source Teachers' one of the biggest problem is teaching to problematic learners,attention seekers and shy learners.Teaching to well-behaved learners is easy.The difficult part of the teaching profession is to be able to teach problematic, bullying and shy learners and also make them behave well and attract their attention.

We shouldn't forget that the learners especially the young ones see us as the role models.Therefore, we , as the teachers should support positive behaviours to be good models for them. Teachers' one of the biggest mistakes is to criticize the learners in front of their friends.It is only a temporary solution and can cause more problems.Plus, we should never argue with the learners in front of the whole class.Because it can cause the loss of your authority. The teacher can talk to these type of learners after class by using “I” language.

July/August 2012 eSchool News. How to Make Consequences Work. Along with Dr. Allen N. Mendler, my close friend and co-author of several books, I have spent a great deal of time promoting the use of consequences over punishments. Study: 'Daily Report Cards' Improve Behavior of Students With ADHD - On Special Education. Defining the Classroom Rules - Teaching Now. Who Makes the Rules in a Classroom? Seven Ideas About Rule-making - Teacher in a Strange Land. What Do Your Rules Say About You? Rules, rules, rules. Behavior Management Tips of the Week. This tip archive offers helpful advice for dealing with a wide variety of classroom situations, including student inattention, noise, and tardiness as well as inappropriate behavior, lost supplies, boredome, bullying, irresponsibility, and many others. Behavior Management Tips Volume 36 Dealing withbehavior problems. Behavior Management Tips Volume 35 Dealing withtalking, calling on students, character education.

Behavior Management Tips Volume 34 Dealing withnoise, inattention, consequences. Behavior Management Tips Volume 33 Dealing withnoise, student behavior. Behavior Management Tips Volume 32 Dealing withclassroom offenses. Behavior Management Tips Volume 31 Dealing withhall passes, homework, inappropriate behavior. Behavior Management Tips Volume 30 Dealing withdifficult students, rewards, positive reinforcement. Don’t Just Sit There: Use Detention Wisely. The Problem With Punishing Emotions. How to Make Consequences Work. Overreacting To Classroom Discipline - Walt Gardner's Reality Check.