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Readers Respond: Strategies for Effective Classroom Discipline

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Classroom discipline is a concern for many teachers. Sometimes, the strategies we are using just don't seem to work with a specific group of students. For example, one year I was given a class with a number of strong personalities. One student in particular became increasingly hostile towards me. It was only with the advice of other teachers on how to deal with confrontational students that I was able to eventually control the situation. It is important that we share any strategies for classroom discipline that we have found particularly effective in order to help other teachers in a similar situation.

My Strategies

I used the strategy it's easier to get easier. I always start the year very firm and demanding. As the semester progress, my expectations of my students decrease. I have no tolerance for disruptions in the classroom. My students know there are consequences for disruptions.I keep a folder of assignments for my overplanning. I am consistent in every situation in my classroom. My rules are posted, and I start my students with a new point sheet daily to start fresh. My point sheet also grade my students on their behavior.
—Guest cliffen Fruge

My Strategies

I used the strategy it's easier to get easier. I always start the year very firm and demanding. As the semester progress, my expectations of my students decrease. I have no tolerance for disruptions in the classroom. My students know there are consequences for disruptions.I keep a folder of assignments for my overplanning. I am consistent in every situation in my classroom. My rules are posted, and I start my students with a new point sheet daily to start fresh.
—Guest cliffen Fruge

Classroom Management

It is imperative you have the support of the administrator if the discipline heightens. The administrator should be accessible to "hear what the occurrence was" and hold the students accountable for his/her actions.
—Guest Vicki Cose

Classroom discipline

The tips are quite encouraging and professionally dealt with. I presume there are tips in which every practicing/professional should be guided with. It all about quality inputs, that transform into high productivity. Thanks. Bayo Soneye.
—Guest Bayo Soneye

how to deal with confrontational student

Classroom discipline needs adjustment, cooperation and students must get involve in. Dealing with number of students is indeed different in dealing only with a son or a daughter. Just like what a mother does at home. therefore teacher have to adjust into situation that students must comply and obey. But rules must be cooperative and not easy to forget. In doing so students must be involved in creating and implementing rules inside and outside the classroom. they must develop self responsibility and of course freely to admit whatever its aftermath. and not with reporting to higher official nor subject to demanding a teacher..........
—Guest bismuth

ESP Teacher

I believe your Tips are great and more examples will be highly appreciated. Thanks
—Guest John
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