Perfect for grade 9 to 12 classroom teachers and educational administrators—including principals, assistant principals, staff development professionals, and consultants— Discipline in the Secondary Classroom constitutes an indispensable resource for anyone aiming to achieve a civil, safe, and fair classroom environment.
Student misbehavior has always been the leading cause of teacher frustration. Discipline in the Secondary Classroom empowers teachers to improve student behavior and motivation by creating classrooms where all students can thrive. By reducing misbehavior, teachers focus their time and energy on instruction and student success. Teachers will create a positive classroom community where they help students develop social-emotional skills for life.
Educators discover practical strategies to motivate students to engage in responsible behavior, build positive relationships, manage their work, understand acceptable uses of electronic devices in the classroom, and engage with instruction.
For students who struggle in school related to experiences of trauma, poverty, systemic racism, generational difficulties with the school system, or a disability, purely punitive and reactive approaches will not encourage positive behavioral changes. Teachers will learn proactive strategies to structure for success, reduce misbehavior before it happens, focus on positive behavior and student strengths, and use an instructional approach to correct behavioral missteps.
The research-based CHAMPS approach at the heart of Discipline in the Secondary Classroom will help teachers create highly successful classroom management plans that will:
• Include high expectations for all students’ success
• Build positive relationships with students
• Create consistent, predictable classroom routines
• Teach students how to behave successfully
• Observe and monitor student behavior and data
• Provide frequent positive feedback
• Correct misbehavior in a calm, consistent, and fluent manner