PPT Linda Albert

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Classroom Management from Linda Albert
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Good Discipline
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Linda Albert believes that good discipline depends on
student’s attaining a sense of belonging, participation in
making class decisions, relating to others with kindness and
consideration
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As students acquire these attitudes and capabilities they
experience an inner sense of discipline that is manifested in
self control and responsible behavior.
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Discipline occurs best when teachers
and students work together in a
genuinely cooperative manner to
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Fundamental
Hypothesis
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Establish a classroom that is
safe
Provide students a sense of
connectedness and
belonging
Turn all behavior mistakes
into learning opportunities.
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Linda Albert’s Cooperative Discipline
Teachers
everywhere are
troubled by
student
misbehavior.
 This
Leads to:
 Reduced Student
Learning
 Affects the
quality of
teaching.
 Ruins job
satisfaction for
teachers
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It isn’t the end of the world
It can be reversed…
 Classroom
Discipline permits:
 Teachers to work with students in a
cooperative manner
 Teachers and Students make class
decisions together
 Teachers to keep parents involved
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Linda Albert’s Influences
Rudolph
Dreikurs
 Students
urgently want to feel they
“belong” in the class.
 Behave inappropriately
 Mistaken Goals
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 Belonging
=Genuine Goal
 Students
Genuine
&
Mistaken
Goals
must see
themselves as important,
worthwhile, and valued as a
class member
Mistaken Goals:
 Attention (look at me)
 Power (you can’t make me)
 Revenge (I’ll get even)
 Withdrawal (I wont participate)
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Tactics to help Students
Make
connections with others
Contribute
See
to class
themselves as capable
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3 C’s
Capable
Connected
(with others)
Contributing
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Capable
 Sense
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of “ I Can”
Belief they are capable of accomplishing work given to them in
school.
Teachers
can increase students sense of capability by:
 Countering
fear of mistakes
 Build Confidence
 Make progress tangible
 Recognize Achievements
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Connected
The
5 “A’s” of connecting
Acceptance
 Attention
 Appreciation
 Affirmation
 Affection
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Contributing
 Students
need to see that they can make school
better for everyone when they contribute to it and
to each other.
 How
to do this… ENCOURAGE
Student input in class matters
 Student contributions to the school
 Student contributions to the community
 Students to work to protect the environment
 Students to help other students
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Class Code of Conduct
 Teachers
should involve students from day 1in
development
 Expected
behavior from EVERYONE
 Teachers
& Students decide on consequences
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reasonable
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Conflict may occur anyway
When it does…
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Remain calm and relaxed
2.
Listen to student
3.
Attempt to address their concern
4.
Adopt a businesslike attitude and use a calm firm voice.
ALWAYS!! Teachers should remember that encouragement is
their most powerful teaching tool.
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4 Types of Misbehavior
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Attention Seeking
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Power seeking
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Active: AGM-attention getting
mechanisms
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Active: temper tantrums, back talk,
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Passive: lag behind, slow to comply
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Passive: quiet non-compliance
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Silver Lining: desires positive
relationship
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Silver lining: good verbal skills
leadership ability
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Revenge Seeking
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Avoidance of Failure
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Students suffer real or imagined hurt
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Withdrawn
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May retaliate
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Prefer to look lazy than stupid
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Verbal attacks, destruction of
material or environment
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Counter by altering assignments
& plentiful encouragement
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Diffusing Confrontations
Think Through and Practice
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Focus on behavior not the student
2.
Take charge of your negative emotions
3.
Discuss misbehavior with student later
4.
Allow student to save face
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More severe confrontations
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Graceful Exits- allows teachers to distance themselves from
the situation
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Made calmly with poise and WITHOUT sarcasm.
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Acknowledge students power but state expectaions
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Move away and table matter
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(if persists) call the students bluff & deliver closing statement
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(if don’t work) TIME OUT
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Implementing consequences
 Think
of consequences as tools for helping
students learn to make better behavior choices.
 Talk
with class about categories
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Loss or delay of privileges
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Loss of freedom of interaction
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Restitution
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Relearning appropriate behavior
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4 “R’s” & 6 “D’s”
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4 R’s:
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RelatedReasonable
Respectful
Reliably enforced
6 D’s
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Define
Declare
Describe
Discuss
Decide
Determine
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Sources:
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Charles, C. M., & Senter, G. W. (2008). Building classroom
discipline (9th ed.). Boston: Pearson/Allyn And Bacon.

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