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Dealing with discipline problems is commonly acknowledged as one of teaching's toughest jobs. Additionally, lack of discipline is perceived by the public as one of the most serious problems in our nation's schools. Solving discipline problems is a challenge for both veteran and beginning teachers.
Handling discipline problems is, however, really part of the greater responsibility confronting teachers -- helping students learn and maintain appropriate behavior. Increasing appropriate behavior and decreasing inappropriate behavior is essential in creating a safe, positive classroom climate and in fostering learning. There are many different approaches and strategies that teachers can use to optimize students opportunities to learn and to decrease the occurrence of discipline problems in their classes.
This month's feature focuses on David Almeida's " Five C's of Behavior Management". Almeida suggests this five-step behavior management classroom plan for teachers working with all students, including those who have a history of behavior problems. The five C's of behavior management, according to Almeida, are:
These C's work together to help manage children's behavior.
Almeida's "Five-Cs" offer teachers an approach to behavior management that can be used in many different settings. There is one additional "C" for teachers to remember. Conduct or the manner in which the teacher behaves is important. Teachers must remember that they are role models for their students. Teachers can promote respect by treating their students with respect. Students will also learn important lessons from observing how teachers resolve conflicts and handle behavior problems.
Managing student behavior is one of the greatest challenges teachers face. Effective teachers have a wide range of strategies that they can use to manage student behavior and enhance learning.
Almeida, D. (1995). Behavior management and the "the five C's". Online. http://www2.gasou.edu/facstaff/dlivings/five.html
To reference this article:
Wuest, D. "Establishing and Maintaining Appropriate Behavior in PE Classes". PE Central. 15 Oct. 1998. Online. http://www.pecentral.org/climate/october98article.html.
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