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Discipline at Schools

One of the most pressing issues in education is discipline at schools. School discipline and behavior management are issues that every school administrator or teacher deals with on a daily basis. We examine discipline at school and the best practices in this section.

A Principal's Guide to Effective School Discipline
While you cannot eliminate all your school discipline problems, there are steps you can take so that your program is effective and efficient.

Bullying in Schools
Bullying in schools is one of the biggest educational issues that school administrators, teachers, students, and parents deal with today.

Classroom Discipline Decisions
A major component of being an effective teacher is making correct classroom discipline decisions. Teachers who cannot manage student discipline in their classroom effectively are limited in their overall effectiveness in almost every other area of teaching.

Classroom Management

One of the biggest challenges for all teachers and especially first year teachers is how to handle classroom management. There are many different classroom management practices and each teacher has to find what works best for them.  This article highlights five best practices for effective student discipline.

Classroom Strategies for Better Behavior Management
Behavior management is one of the biggest challenges that teachers face. Teachers must figure out what strategies work with each group of students.

Corporal Punishment at School - Corporal Punishment at School Debate
The use of corporal punishment at school is one of the most debated topics in education. Many schools across the country have banned the practice, but there are still a number of school particularly in the southern states where it is an acceptable practice.

Discipline Decisions
A major facet of a school principal’s job is to make discipline decisions. A principal should not be dealing with every discipline issue in the school, but should instead be focused on dealing with the bigger problems. Most teachers can and should deal with smaller issues on their own.

Discipline Form
Many principals require a discipline form for a student who is sent to the office with a behavior infraction. This is a sample discipline form for teachers and school staff to complete when dealing with a discipline issue.

Guide to Discipline
Every principal should develop a simple guide to discipline for their teachers to follow. This guide simply outlines what offenses should be dealt with in the classroom by the teacher and which offenses should result in a discipline referral. This guide to discipline will eliminate guessing by the teacher and will...

How to Deal with a Confrontational Student
One of the scariest issues for teachers is dealing with confrontational students in the classroom. While confrontations do not occur everyday in every classroom, most if not all secondary school teachers will have to deal with a student who is acting belligerant and speaking in out in their classroom. Following are some ideas and tips to help diffuse the situation instead of allowing it to escalate.

Motivating Students
A principal wears many hats having to be good in many different capacities as they deal with students, teachers, and parents. One of those hats includes motivating students. Although teachers arguably play the largest role in student motivation, a principal can do many things to aide in the area of student motivation.

Student Discipline
A school administrator’s job in the realm of student discipline is much like the combination of judge and jury weighing evidence and deciding consequences.

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