CHAPTER 3 Lee and Marlene Canter’s Assertive Discipline. – About Lee and Marlene Canter. Lee Canter. Lee Canter is founder of Canter & Associates. Assertive Discipline: Lee Canter. A behaviorist approach to class control based on the assumptions that teachers have a right to teach and a right to expect. Assertive Discipline: Positive Behavior Management for Today’s Classroom ( Building Relationships with Difficult Students) [Lee Canter] on

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Recognize and quickly respond to appropriate behavior. In that case, polite requests given with a lessened contact of the eyes may be indicated.

Decide with disciline of these pupils you failed to set firm consistent limits non-assertiveness because: You were afraid of them or their behavior You might cause them psychological harm You felt inadequate to handle their unusual behavior You were concerned that they might not like you You weren’t sure what to do c.

Assumptions of this approach include: If the command is not followed, you might issue a choice to the student.

Give the student a disdipline between following the command or facing a consequence for disobedience. She starts to cry and accuses you of never helping her. Is this approach useful for all teachers, students, and educational programs? For example, disdipline gain the support of administration, write your rules, positive consequences, and a list of penalties. Assertive discipline provides strategies for gaining this support.

Student compliance is imperative in creating and maintaining an effective and efficient learning environment. Do you “catch the students being good” e. Implement the program immediately. Do you have a sequential listing of responses e.

Click here to read a report on the observed actions of co-teachers; one assertive and the other hostile. Devise four or five rules that are specific and easily understood by your students. Diana leaves her seat to tug on your arm and ask for assistance. Maintain this eye contact for a few seconds.

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The Canter’s believe that kids choose to misbehave. If you want to act like a bully, I’ll show you what it’s like to get pushed around.

Assertive discipline

While asserfive students read or listen, Calvin and Poonam are poking each other and making faces. He feels a hand on his shoulder disciplkne looks up to see the teacher give him a smile and a wink. While looking down or away from your partner, say, “Sit down. More subtle recognition is required for adolescents.

Part of this approach is developing a clear classroom discipline plan that consists of rules which students must follow at all times, positive recognition that students will receive for following the rules, and consequences that result when students choose not to follow the rules.

When the letters spell “Popcorn Party” or some other activitythat event is held. Review periodically throughout the year especially soon after implementation of the program in order to reiterate important points dlscipline consolidate the program. The Canters state that society demands appropriate behavior if one is to be accepted and successful. Might some kids be reacting habitually and therefore need to be made aware of options to create the ability to choose?

Activities and Discussion Questions. Get away from that window and sit in your seat. For more on making rules, see the home page link on “How to create your own behavior management system” or the video podcast on this topic 3. However, you, as the adult canger usually use strong eye contact. So did Harold and Cynthia. If kids don’t presently possess desired classroom behaviors, teach them! Provide an assertive response to the following situations: The teacher grabs the student’s cantee and pushes him toward the end of line.


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Retrieved from ” https: This quick action will encourage the students to display the desired behavior more often. Explain why rules are needed. Why do I have to sit out for playing right?

Practice giving positive reinforcement and consequences in different ways by engaging in the tasks below with a partner. Mike is not wearing his goggles during an activity that requires chipping pieces off of a rock with a hammer and chisel. Even if a student is having a bad day, there is a reason to improve The underlying goal of assertive discipline is to allow teachers to engage students in the learning process uninterrupted by students’ misbehaviour.

When told to get back on task, Kevin tells you that he is feeling ill today. Five students are gathered around a small table for their reading lesson. Assertive teachers react confidently and quickly in situations that require the management of student behavior.

The comments can be made specific and obvious for younger students. Archived from the original on You decide to give a friendly hint or two. Use “proximity praise” also appears to have been borrowed from Jacob Kounin.

Follow steps 2, 3, and 4 under the section entitled How to Use Assertive Discipline. The Canters recommend that you NOT continue punishing if talking with the youngster will help to defuse the situation.