Cooperative Discipline: A Reflective Case-Based Approach?
Within my practicum, I witnessed techniques described in Managing Classroom Behavior, A Reflective Case-Based Approach where a firm, assertive voice was used by my teacher to engage a student’s attention; it was short, effective, and is used during group or individual activities. Continuing to keep student engagement during a lesson is important for their learning process, but does not solely rely on a teacher reminder. As mentioned in the same book, peer influence can act as a cue to what positive behavior should look like. During a morning meeting, my teacher also has students become active participants and interact with learning objectives and fitting behavior; during rest time students state aloud that they should lay still and not yell the teachers name, which acts a reminder for themselves and their peers. Beyond the Discipline also mentions that a democratic process to learning can lead to better understanding of behaviors and rules, which can be done in a classroom by asking a student guided questions as to why they chose to misbehave and then working with them to decide a suitable punishment. I believe in classrooms that I have had the opportunity to be involved in there is a mix of management techniques. After learning about numerous strategies, I found the case-based approach to be the most appropriate for the reason that not all students are alike or respond in the same way. As a teacher, taking the time to get to know a student, their daily behavior patterns, and other factors that may impact their actions, you can then approach behavior and achievement accordingly. As many strategies emphasized, relationship building is a basic building block towards ideal and effective classroom achievement. There are however certain strategies that are less appropriate for students. I believe Assertive