Without a professional strategic attitude, position, and action, a teacher simply does not have the tools to manage a discipline problem, much less the entire class. And it's important to the whole school that teacher attitude, position, and action be uniform and consistent.
Before You Can Discipline, 2nd Ed. includes fundamental information to help administrators and teachers:
- Understand exactly how students' primary and secondary needs can and do influence behavior in the classroom and at home.
- Develop professional attitudes toward discipline problems — and learn the laws and principles of managing people which teach us the predictable responses of students to our actions.
- Adopt a strategic position in discipline situations which facilitates success rather than causes academic failure.
- Acquire specific actions which can be employed immediately in discipline situations.
Back by popular demand, this book lays the foundation for the You Can Handle Them All series.The accompanying study guide provides activities and reflection questions that can be completed individually, in pairs, or in groups to help administrators achieve professional growth and implement the best practices learned during their reading of the book.
By Robert L. DeBruyn