10 c ii). Explain the concept of preventive discipline the the context of classroom management.
Beyond rewards and punishments
- The teacher should respect and love children
- Respect their identity
- Acceptance means being aware of their unique personality, interests, strong points, failures and temperaments
- Help them to develop social competence so that they can win peer acceptance
- Organize the school experiences to meet the need for new experiences
- Expose them to new subject matter, new activities, responsibility, field trips, use of teaching aids
- Satisfy their need for curiosity, need for mastery, need for success
- An achieving child will feel worthy, recognized, competent and autonomous.
- School programs should be arranged for more equitable distribution of the experiences of success.
- Every child may achieve some degree of it
- The school should provide varied opportunities for emotional, physical, intellectual and aesthetic achievement.
- Provide good teaching
- Let children be committed to behavior change
- Establish clear behavior guidelines, expectations, standards and rules that are clear to all
- Adopt a teamwork approach- involve teachers administration and parents.
- Design a complete discipline ladder
- Clear description of available corrective disciplinary measures should be put in place e.g. warning call parents, and refer to principal or counselor.
- Train self management and discipline
- Invite good discipline
- Focus on student success and self-esteem
- Implement fair and firm rules
- Plan lessons thoroughly
- Continually monitor the classroom environment
- Minimize problems early