Harry Wong

Who knows Harry?
He received his undergraduate
degree from California, Berkley.
His doctorate is from Brigham
Young University in Utah.
He is a former secondary science
teacher and as a classroom
teacher, he developed methods
which resulted in his having no
discipline problems, a zero
dropout rate, a 95% homework
turn-in factor, and the ability to
demonstrate mastery learning for
each of his students.
Management is NOT Discipline
Make sure your classroom is prepared. Teachers who
prepare their classrooms in advance maximize student
learning and minimize student misbehavior. How prepared a
teacher is determines their success in the classroom.
Everything the teacher wants done should be done as a
Effective teacher manages classroom; ineffective teacher
disciplines classroom.
Inappropriate behavior is handled promptly and consistently.
Key Ideas
Discipline: Make sure students understand rules,
consequences and rewards from the beginning. Create a
sense of responsibility in students.
Procedures: Clearly defining what you expect and enforcing
repetition of desired action will decrease behavior issues
Routines: allow the students to repeat the routine enough that
it becomes second nature.
Teacher Responsibilities
Stay organized
Provide a task-orientated environment
Repetition and familiarity
Record progress
Teach procedures for everything
Make sure students understand your behavior plan
Be consistent with rules
The Three-Step Approach to
Teaching Classroom Procedures
1. Explain: State, explain, model, and demonstrate
the procedure.
2. Rehearse: Rehearse and practice the procedure
under your supervision.
3. Reinforce: Reteach, rehearse, practice, and
reinforce the classroom procedure until it
becomes a student habit or routine.
Teaching Procedures
Student Responsibilities
The only way to have responsible students is to have
procedures and routines for which the students can
be responsible for
Students are responsible for understanding
procedures and adhering to them.
Rewards and punishments are given based on
student actions.
Students take responsibility for their work
Pros & Cons
•Works well for large groups of
•Works well for K-5
•Allows for a chance to create
learning procedures fun
•Gives students a sense of
•No clear-cut progression of
•Requires patience and frequent

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