Teachers and Classroom Discipline

By Alan Haskvitz

http://www.reacheverychild.com/alan.html

Before meaningful instruction can take place a teacher needs to establish a safe learning environment. This is often difficult for a variety of reasons from lack of parental involvement, to drug use, to personality disorders. Regardless of the cause, the most important thing is for school policy to be followed. That policy should include the philosophy behind the rules, the person or group responsible for implementing the policy, the solutions, and possible interventions and other actions.

Although the law impacts major discipline issues, the main concern for the teacher is to follow the rules and, hopefully, find ideas that work before they become an administrative matter. Obviously, there is not one answer to all discipline problems and so flexibility is important. Adding to that factor is the need to communicate and consistence of rule enforcement. With all that in mind, it is no wonder that teachers could use some extra help. As such, here are some resources that can prove to be invaluable to all teachers when dealing with these discipline problems.

Classroom Management and Discipline Sites

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/discipline.html

Classroom Discipline Help

http://www.reacheverychild.com/newteach/index.html

Tips for new teachers

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/new_resources_for_teach.html

Student discipline and the new teacher

An interesting article about the frustrations of teaching, especially without a good preparation program.

http://www.middleweb.com/INCASEDiscpl.html

General articles from teachers

Teachers are always the best sources for information on student discipline.

http://studentdiscipline.suite101.com/

American Federation of Teachers

Suggestions and tips

http://www.aft.org/topics/discipline/tips.pdf

Teacher to teacher suggestions

http://studentdiscipline.suite101.com/

Short slide show on essence of student discipline

http://www.slideshare.net/LATTC/student-discipline-1873546

Suggested Reading List

Good start for setting up a program

http://teacherpathfinder.org/Support/discipline.html

Research on Discipline

http://www.nwrel.org/archive/sirs/5/cu9.html

Simplified explanation of needed steps to follow

http://schoolwidediscipline.com/

Guide to School Discipline

http://www.mathguide.com/services/Discipline/

An example of a school district code

http://teched.vt.edu/VCTTE/VCTTEMonographs/VCTTEMono2(Discipline).html

From Canada: A Zero Tolerance Program

http://www.safehealthyschools.org/whatsnew/capzerotolerance.htm

Washington State Booklet for Parents

http://www.governor.wa.gov/oeo/publications/manual_discipline_public_schools.pdf

Excellent collection of teacher ideas and articles

http://www.theteachersguide.com/ClassManagement.htm

There are a wide variety of relevant videos on YouTube.

A lot of junk, too. Worth a quick scan, a very quick scan.

http://www.youtube.com/

For more free resources go to

http://www.reacheverychild.com/

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