• My Philosophy of Student Discipline
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    My philosophy of student discipline is one that employs a structured, systematic approach designed to support learning.  Classroom management, student motivation, and positive reinforcement generate an atmosphere where student rules are viewed as guidelines for academic success.

     

    Effective classroom management, which clearly states and teaches students expectations, is a key aspect of student discipline.  These expectations set limits where students are acknowledged for positive and negative behaviors.  Direct instruction actively engages students.  Classroom distractions are minimized when students remain on task and focused. 

     

    Motivation is an essential feature of student discipline.  When teachers make learning personal to students, motivation is certain. Students, who are aware of classroom expectations and accountability, are likely to be self motivated.

     

    Positive reinforcement is connected to student discipline and academic gains.  Problem behaviors decrease and the classroom environment becomes more positive when students receive systematic positive attention.  Positive reinforcement increases the probability of desirable behaviors.  My goal is to reward positive behaviors in hopes of diffusing inappropriate behaviors. 

     

    In summary, my philosophy of student discipline emphasizes effective classroom management, creating student motivation, and applying positive reinforcement.