Discipline Survival Guide for the Secondary Teacher (2nd Edition)

Discipline Survival Guide for the Secondary Teacher (2nd Edition)

Julia G. Thompson

Language: English

Pages: 379

ISBN: 047054743X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Ideas for creating an orderly classroom where learning can thrive

This unique, hands-on book is packed with tested ideas and strategies to help you create a classroom environment where good conduct and high achievement are the norm and where students become self- motivated and take responsibility for their actions. The second edition is fully revised and updated to reflect changes in the past decade.

Puts the focus on the teacher as a leader and coach who encourages students to buy into a classroom management approach
Offers information about setting limits, safety issues, and protecting student's privacy
Covers topics including technology; disruptions in the classroom form i-pods and cell phones; computers in the classroom; motivating, engaging, instructing students; and communicating with students and parents

This must have resource offers a comprehensive and accessible guide to disciple in the school setting, complete with handy forms, checklists, and self-assessments


















classroom as students work together for the good of others. Service projects do not have to be time-consuming or distracting to be effective. Begin simply by examining the subject you teach for opportunities for service projects. For example, if you teach science, consider planting a garden at your school or clearing a path or determining how to recycle or save energy. Next, use your ideas for a project to create a lesson plan to promote the activity. Be sure to design activities that meet your

students. HOW TO INTERVENE WHEN STUDENTS CHEAT It’s no secret to teachers, students, or parents that cheating is a widespread practice in classrooms. This plague affects all of us involved in education in one way or another. You do not have to stand by and let your students cheat. Honesty should be part of the culture of your classroom and, indeed, of all classrooms. You can prevent much of the cheating that could occur and lessen the negative impact of cheating once it does occur when you

needs of each student. Build in lesson components that will address the varying learning rates of your students. • Don’t allow small misbehaviors to continue or to escalate. • Raise your students’ awareness about the importance of using time wisely. • Teach your students the skills they need to become self-disciplined. If your ultimate goal is that your students will govern their own behavior, then you need to spend time teaching the social skills that will lead to this. Students who are not

themselves. When students monitor their own behavior, the responsibility for improvement and success rightfully shifts from teacher to student. When your students learn to monitor themselves, you no longer have to assume the role of overbearing adult in charge of a room full of students who have perfected the art of learned helplessness. Instead you become a learning partner with your students. Below you will find a list of strategies or activities that you can adapt to help your students stay on

with limitless opportunities to misbehave as they sit with nothing to do but watch you and the rest of the class interact one person at a time. You should check attendance by referring to your seating chart either while your students complete their start-of-class assignments or later in the class period. Making Up Missed Work The problem of make-up work does not have to be a tiresome task or a discipline problem for you and your students if you establish a fair policy, post it, teach it to

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