I was reading Nidhi’s blog tonight about rewards and punishment. How should we handle inappropriate behaviour in our classrooms? Should we reward or punish. I think we need to go back and review the meaning of discipline. Webster dictionary defines discipline as:
Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin disciplina teaching, learning, from discipuluspupil
First Known Use: 13th century
So where does punishment fit? This is a very touchy subject and very personal. I try to incorporate Positive Behavioural Support PBS as often as possible. In the beginning it takes more time, but long term there can be more positive student outcomes.
I found an interesting and helpful pdf on discipline. 10 Basic Points of Good Discipline
even though it is written for parents, a lot of what they suggest can be incorporated into the classroom.
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