Fredric Jones: Positive Discipline Model

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FREDRIC JONES:
POSITIVE DISCIPLINE
MODEL
By Lacey Head and Brittany Vance
DEFINITION
 According to Fredric Jones, classroom discipline is “the
business of enforcing classroom standards and building
patterns of cooperation to maximize learning and minimize
disruptions.”
 In order to make Positive Discipline successful, these four
components are needed: limit setting, omission training,
positive training, and backup system.
TEACHER’S
RESPONSIBILITY
 Teachers must model appropriate behavior and use proper classroom
management techniques.
• Teachers must respect students in order to get respect from them in
return.
• If a teacher acts mature then the student will more than likely model the
teacher’s behavior.
 Teachers need to organize classroom furniture to maximize mobility
and accessibility to students.
 Teachers need to establish control in the classroom by using body
language such as eye contact, physical proximity, facial expression, and
body carriage.
CONTINUED…
 Teachers should provide incentives for students so that they have
motivation to get work completed.
 A teacher needs to provide a back up system.
• In Jones’s words, “a back-up system is a series of responses designed
to meet force with force so that the uglier the student’s behavior
becomes, the deeper he or she digs his or her hole with no escape.”
• Some examples are: warning, conference with student, time-out, loss
of privileges, being sent to the office, detention, conference with
parent, in school/out of school suspension (three days), expulsion.
CONTINUED…
 Not only do good teachers tell students how they should act, but
they demonstrate appropriate behavior in all of their interactions and
daily routines. Be the example.
STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY
 If the teacher is doing his or her job by setting an appropriate
example for students, then the students will duplicate that behavior in
their own lives.
KEY TERMS
 Limit Setting- Actions that the teacher takes to stop a student’s
inappropriate behavior and to prompt the student to on-task behavior
through the use of body language.
 Responsibility Training- A system for ensuring positive cooperation in
the classroom.
 Omission Training- The individualized incentive program that
encourages defiant students through the omission of unwanted behavior.
 Backup system- System of consequences that we explained before.
PROS AND CONS OF
MODEL
 We were trying to think of a con to this model, but we feel that
every teacher should act this way naturally.
 If a student refuses to follow the teacher’s lead in setting an
example then the backup plan will come into effect.
 We feel that even though this plan may have flaws, it is a great plan
to enforce in the classroom because it covers such a wide array of
issues.
RANDOM FACTS:
 Jones found that 50% of classroom time is lost due to student
misbehavior and being off task.
• 80% of lost time is due to talking without permission.
• 19% is lost to daydreaming, students being out of their seats, making
noise, etc.
• 1% is lost due to more serious behaviors such as fighting.

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