Assertive Discipline: Positive Behavior for Today’s Classroom

ED 501 Course Syllabus and Assignments

Course Readings

Assertive Discipline: Positive Behavior for Today’s Classroom

by Lee & Marlene Canter. 2001 Bloomington , ID : Solution Tree.  219 pages.

Course Description

This course will present traditional discipline strategies for classroom management in a proactive and assertive form. The myths that blame teachers for student misconduct are exposed in an age of misapplied self-esteem and increasing safety concerns. Educators learn to maintain a structured and supportive learning environment at all times with discipline plans from the books resources. Applying consequences along with positive recognition are outlined. Discover traditional classroom-proven practices that reduce teacher distractions so educators can focus on instruction and students learning.

Course Objectives

1. Educators will learn how assertive discipline approaches assists and supports teacher rights, authority and responsibilities.

2. Teachers will examine myths and misinformation that often unjustifiably blame teachers for issues beyond their control or authority.

3. Educators will be presented with numerous discipline plans and behavior modification strategies for implementation into the classroom environment.

4. Students will be able to use the specific directives, implementing consequences and    on-task behavior strategies for classroom management.

5. Teachers will develop a discipline plan or classroom management activity that utilizes positive recognition along with limits, structure and respect for authority.

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Course Syllabus and Assignment Rubrics

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The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards seeks to identify and recognize teachers who effectively enhance student learning and demonstrate the high level of knowledge, skills, abilities and commitments. This course aligns with #1, #2, #3 #4 and #5 of those standards.

Chapter Review/Reflections:

Write several paragraphs summarizing the main ideas, knowledge or information you thought was significant from each chapter in the book. Extended bullet points of main issues are also acceptable. See rubric for guidelines.

Chapters:

1. Your Roles as a Teacher                                    2. A Proactive Approach to Behavior

3. A Balance Between Structure and Caring            4. What is Classroom Discipline Plan

5. Creating your Classroom Discipline Plan: Rules  6. Discipline Plan: Supportive Feedback

7. Creating a Discipline Plan: Corrective Actions      8. Teaching Your Discipline Plan

9. Determining and Teaching Specific Directions       10. Teaching Responsible Behavior

11. Redirecting Non-Disruptive Off-Task Behavior    12. Implementing Corrective Actions

13. Pulling it All Together: Integrating Behavior        14. Responding to Difficult Students

15. Building Positive Relationships                           16. Individualized Behavior Plan

Writing Assignments

After the chapter reviews, write a two-page paper linking key concepts from the book, Assertive Discipline: Positive Behavior for Today’s Classroom to your specific classroom context. Compose your writings on areas of interest that are relevant to your teaching discipline or professional experience. This will enhance your capacity to apply the new concepts learned in this course. Focus your writings and activities on the concepts and strategies from the book and related assignments on how you can apply them to your school environment, teaching methodology and instructional practice

Required Assignments

1. Book readings, Chapter Reviews/Reflections
2. Research Article Review
3. Lesson/Unit Plan or Project/Activity
4. Final Application Essay

Writing Format: Use size 12 font size and 1.5 line spacing, Bolded headers and titles. Feel free to use your own styling format or an APA /MA writing style format.

Email Assignments to: teacherslearningcenter@gmail.com in 1 or 2 Words docs.
Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca 727-258-7233

Assertive Discipline

$395

3 Credits

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