Smart Discipline for the Classroom, Fourth Edition provides educators with a positive, step-by-step approach to developing an effective plan for handling classroom discipline. The author explains why traditional discipline methods are ineffective, and provides a generous collection of strategies that will encourage cooperation, strengthen student-teacher relationships, and create a positive atmosphere for learning. The updated fourth edition features expanded information about how to implement the Smart Discipline System, including new reproducible forms, answers to frequently asked questions, and references to the research that supports the recommended strategies.
Larry Koenig is a nationally known expert on school discipline. He has worked extensively with children and adolescents in classrooms, youth development centers, and hospitals. A humorous public speaker, Dr. Koenig has the unique ability to talk about exactly what is going on in today's classrooms and to give both meaningful and practical advice. Dr. Koenig is the creator of the Smart Discipline System. Using this system, he has trained thousands of teachers in strategies for building students' self-esteem and classroom discipline.
Acknowledgments About the Author Introduction 1. Misbehaviors and Their Causes 2. Usual Discipline Methods and Their Drawbacks 3. Commonsense Principles of Smart Discipline 4. Effective Prevention Strategies 5. The Smart Discipline System 6. Strategies for Minor Misbehaviors (Plan A) 7. Strategies for the Most Difficult Misbehaviors (Plan B) 8. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Strategies 9. Parental Support and Involvement 10. Your Personal Smart Discipline Plan Note From the Author Suggested Readings Index