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Smart Discipline for the Classroom
Respect and Cooperation Restored

Fourth Edition


August 2007 | 136 pages | Corwin

"Very beneficial for all individuals who must deal with student misbehavior. The Smart Discipline Plan is easy to use and could easily be implemented school wide. This book is recommended for any teacher experiencing difficulty in student discipline."
—Gina Segobiano, Superintendent
Signal Hill School District #181, Belleville, IL

"This book presents concrete strategies that are easy to incorporate. The essential message is one of building relationships with students and setting up a win-win environment."
—Paulette Tetteris-Woosley, Assistant Principal
Wallburg Elementary, Winston-Salem, NC

Foster a positive learning environment by using strategies that ensure respect and cooperation!

Developing a proactive discipline plan can be a challenge for any educator. Smart Discipline for the Classroom, Fourth Edition, offers a generous collection of sound strategies to promote positive behavior, motivate students to do their best, and establish a supportive atmosphere for learning.

Written by discipline expert Larry J. Koenig, this guide presents varied, adaptable methods to fit a wide range of classroom settings and student needs. The updated edition features answers to frequently asked questions, expanded information on using the Smart Discipline System, and new references to relevant research.

Assisting teachers in developing a plan of action, this text offers a step-by-step approach to classroom discipline, plus:

  • Over 60 strategies for increasing respect and cooperation
  • Prevention and intervention methods for problems ranging from minor incidents to even the most difficult behaviors
  • Special techniques for students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Methods for involving parents

Create an environment for success by using field-tested "smart" strategies for handling discipline in the classroom!


 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
1. Misbehaviors and Their Causes
 
2. Usual Discipline Methods and Their Drawbacks
 
3. Commonsense Principles of Smart Discipline
 
4. Effective Prevention Strategies
 
5. The Smart Discipline System
 
6. Strategies for Minor Misbehaviors (Plan A)
 
7. Strategies for the Most Difficult Misbehaviors (Plan B)
 
8. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Strategies
 
9. Parental Support and Involvement
 
10. Your Personal Smart Discipline Plan
 
Note From the Author
 
Suggested Readings
 
Index

"Very beneficial for all individuals who must deal with student misbehavior. The Smart Discipline Plan is easy to use and could easily be implemented school wide. This book is recommended for any teacher experiencing difficulty in student discipline."

Gina Segobiano, Superintendent
Signal Hill School District #181, Belleville, IL

"This book presents concrete strategies that are easy to incorporate. The essential message is one of building relationships with students and setting up a win-win environment."

Paulette Tetteris-Woosley, Assistant Principal
Wallburg Elementary, Winston-Salem, NC

"This practical, user-friendly resource is excellent for teachers working with large classes, with diverse populations of students, and in inclusive environments."

Sharon Damore, Assistant Professor of Education
DePaul University

"Offers a teacher friendly and manageable plan that maintains the dignity and respect of the students."

Roxie Ahlbrecht, Second-Grade Teacher
Robert Frost Elementary, Sioux Falls, SD
Key features
  • Examines the drawbacks of typical discipline methods
  • Offers sound principles for handling discipline in the classroom
  • Features more than 60 strategies for increasing respect and cooperation
  • Presents directions and guidelines for incorporating the Smart Discipline System
  • Includes reproducible charts to facilitate use of the system

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction

Chapter 1: Misbehaviors and Their Causes


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