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Discipline Plan

Creating a Discipline Plan

Creating a Discipline PlanThe Teacher Matters Creating a Discipline Plan App is another in the series that focuses on teaching methods and strategies designed to assist teachers in developing skills in managing a range of classroom management and behavioral problems.

Discipline and classroom management is probably the most taxing aspect of a teacher’s role. Make no mistake about it; our job, our craft, is not merely teaching curriculum content (literacy, numeracy, science, art, etc.), it is managing a group of disparate individuals so that learning can take place. The better part of our teaching role is to lead, guide, direct and enable students to govern their behavior so that each student can cope with, even enjoy, their life within the social mix called school.

Discipline is essential if students are going to learn unhampered by annoying, aggravating or hostile disruptions. When discipline is effective the teacher is enabling the maximum enjoyment of due rights by all (including the teachers fundamental right to teach) by enabling students’ due responsibilities¬≠ no mean feat.

This app is suitable for use on all Android and iOS devices and may be downloaded from:

Google PlayApp store

 

Teaching Strategies Part 1

Teaching Strategies Part 1The Teacher Matters Teaching Strategies App (Part 1) is the first in this series and focuses on a variety of teaching methods and strategies designed to assist teachers in developing skills in managing a range of classroom management and behavioral problems. The strategies presented here are likely to be encountered by teachers on a day-to-day basis.

In the first of this series there are 22 examples of issues common to all classrooms. Each example is designed to assist with you with understanding the likely causes of the problem might be and how to develop a strategy to overcome them.

Some examples from the app:

  • Talking During Lessons
  • Shouting in Class
  • Short Attention Span
  • No Response to Reinforcement
  • Pushing in Line
  • Late Assignments
  • The Bully
  • Drug Abuse

Each teaching strategy follows the format of:

  • A description of the problem.
  • Probable causes of the problem.
  • The strategy’s goal.
  • The plan – how to implement the strategy.

This app is suitable for use on all Android and iOS devices and may be downloaded from:

Google PlayApp store

 

Models of Discipline

Models of DisciplineThe Models of Discipline app focuses on providing practical and helpful information on how to manage day-to-day classroom discipline issues. Nine popular theoretical models of discipline from some of the leading contemporary behavior management and discipline theorists are included in this app, they are:

  • William Rogers
  • William Glasser
  • Rudolf Dreikers
  • Fredric Jones
  • Fritz Redl & William Wattenberg
  • Jacob Kounin
  • Lee and Marlene Canter
  • Hiam Ginott
  • B. F. Skinner

Each of the models included in this app describes:

  • Key ideas about the model
  • Information explaining the model
  • General comments about the mode
  • Finally, a section on how to apply the model in a classroom setting.

This app is suitable for use on all Android and iOS devices and may be downloaded from:

Google PlayApp store

Roles of the Teacher

Roles of the TeacherThe Roles of the Teacher app focuses on the various functions or roles teachers are expected to carry out within the classroom. These roles change depending on the expectation you have of students. There are five roles that teachers fulfill in classrooms, they are:

Organizing

The organizing role involves teachers in making arrangements and developing an orderly structure, which will unify all elements in the classroom into a coherent and functioning whole.

Controlling

Controlling is the process by which teachers ensure that the learning activities and behavior of children in the classroom are consistent with the objectives, expectations and plans of both teachers and school.

Planning

Whether it be the start of the school year, the commencement of a new term or the start of a new position within a school, effective teaching, learning and classroom management depend on effective planning.

Motivation

Motivation is a vital factor in the teacher’s management of learning and behaviour in the classroom.

Communication

Learning and teaching in the classroom predominately take place through interpersonal communication between teachers and students.

This app is suitable for use on all Android and iOS devices and may be downloaded from:

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