Comparison of Discipline Models

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Running head: A COMPARISON OF DISCIPLINE MODELS A Comparison of Discipline Models Grand Canyon University: EDU – 450 January 13, 2013 A Comparison of Discipline Models | Wong’s Pragmatic Classroom | Kagan’s Win-Win Discipline | Morrish’s Real Discipline | Strengths | * Establishes classroom management from the first day of school. * Establishes procedures which students are expected to follow and are able to rehearse until they become routine. * The procedures are divided up depending on the time of day which improves the organization and flow of the classroom. * This type of classroom focuses on classroom management, consistency, procedures, and routines. | * Teachers, students, and parents work together to achieve success. * Class rules are a collaborative process between students and teacher. * The win-win discipline considers the emotional/physical state of students when they misbehave. This helps teachers understand why a student misbehaves without accepting the misbehavior. | * Real discipline has teachers tell students what they are to do then have them repeat until they do it right. This helps students build a non-thinking routine. * Teachers set limits and expect students to abide by them. Students know what is expected and if there is confusion the teacher will explain but limits are not negotiable. | Weaknesses | * Listing procedures can be time consuming. * Rehearsing procedures can also be time consuming. * This type of classroom assumes that misbehaviors only occur because students do not know what to do. Behaviors can also be caused by other factors. * Providing a list of procedures may not work in a birth through third grade classroom. | * When misbehaviors occur, interventions are supposed to happen which many have teachers regrouping with the class to help dissipate said behavior. This is not
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