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Dreikur: Principal Teachings Discipline Cheat Sheet by

Dreikur’s Principal Teachings Discipline at its best is defined as self-control, based on social interest. Self-controlled.
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Presen­tation on theme: "­Cla­ssroom Management Theories. Dreikur’s Principal Teachings Discipline at its best is defined as self-c­ontrol, based on social interest. Self-c­ont­rol­led."

1. Dreikur’s Principal Teachings Discipline

Is defined as self-c­ontrol, based on social interest. Self-c­ont­rolled students are able to show initia­tive, make reasonable decisions, and assume respon­sib­ility in ways that benefit both themselves and others. Social interest refers to students' efforts to make the classroom comfor­table and produc­tive, based on unders­tanding that such classrooms better meet their personal needs.

2. Good discipline

Good discipline occurs best in a democratic classr­oom. A democratic classroom is one in which teacher and students work together to make decisions about how the class will function. Good discipline cannot occur in autocratic or permissive classr­ooms.

3. Principal Teachings In autocratic classrooms

Dreikur’s Principal Teachings In autocratic classr­ooms, the teacher makes all decisions and imposes them on students, leaving no opport­unity for student initiative and respon­sib­ility. In permissive classr­ooms, the teacher fails to require that students comply with rules, conduct themselves humanely, or endure conseq­uences for their misbeh­avior.

4. Almost all students have a compelling desire

Almost all students have a compelling desire to feel they are a valued member of the class, that they belong. Students sense belonging when the teacher and others give them attention and respect, involve them in activi­ties, and do not mistreat them. When students are unable to gain a sense of belonging in the class, they often turn to the mistaken goals of attention, power, revenge, and inadeq­uacy.

5. desire as a valued member of the class

When seeking attention, students talk out, show off, interrupt others, and demand teacher attention. When seeking power, they drag their heels, make comments under their breath, and sometimes try to show that the teacher can't make them do anything. When seeking revenge, they try to get back at the teacher and other students, by lying, subverting class activi­ties, and malici­ously disrupting the class. When seeking to display inadeq­uacy, they withdraw from class activities and make no effort to learn.
 

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6. Learn how to identify mistaken goals

Teachers should learn how to identify mistaken goals and deal with them. When teachers see evidence that students are pursuing mistaken goals, they should point out the fact by identi­fying the mistaken goal and discussing the faulty logic involved. They should do this in a friendly, non-th­rea­tening manner.

7. Teachers should learn toidentify mistaken goals

Teachers should learn how to identify mistaken goals and deal with them. When teachers see evidence that students are pursuing mistaken goals, they should point out the fact by identi­fying the mistaken goal and discussing the faulty logic involved. They should do this in a friendly, non-th­rea­tening manner.

8. Rules for governing class behavior

Rules for governing class behavior should be formulated jointly by teacher and students. Tied to those rules should be the logical conseq­uences of compliance or violation. It is the teacher's respon­sib­ility to see that stipulated conseq­uences are invoked. Good behavior (following the rules) brings pleasant conseq­uences such as enjoyment of learning and associ­ating positively with others.

9. Teachings Misbeh­avior brings conseq­uences

Teachings Misbeh­avior brings unpleasant conseq­uences such as having to complete work at home or being excluded from normal class activi­ties. Punishment should never be used in the classroom. Punishment is just a way for teachers to get back at students and show them who's boss, and is usually humili­ating to the student. Punishment has many bad side effects and therefore should be supplanted with logical conseq­uences agreed to by the class.

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