CHAPTER 3 Lee and Marlene Canter’s Assertive Discipline. – About Lee and Marlene Canter. Lee Canter. Lee Canter is founder of Canter & Associates. Assertive Discipline: Lee Canter. A behaviorist approach to class control based on the assumptions that teachers have a right to teach and a right to expect. Assertive Discipline: Positive Behavior Management for Today’s Classroom ( Building Relationships with Difficult Students) [Lee Canter] on

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In the above situation, you would move through your list of negative consequences until the student complies. Do you “catch the students being good” e. Part of this approach is developing a clear classroom discipline asssertive that consists of rules which students must follow at all times, positive recognition that students will receive for following the rules, and consequences that result when students choose not cnater follow the rules.

Based on their investigation and the foundations of assertiveness training and applied behavior analysis, they developed a common sense, easy-to-learn approach to help teachers become the captains of their classrooms and positively influence their students’ behavior.

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While three students read or listen, Calvin and Poonam are poking each other and making faces. Give the student a choice between following the command or facing a consequence for disobedience. Views Read Edit View history.

Use positive touching on the student’s back or shoulder and give a nonverbal signal. Peter is working diligently on his seatwork. The Canters recommend that you NOT continue punishing if talking with the youngster will help to defuse the situation. Assumptions of this approach include: Decide which rules you wish to implement in your classroom.


Might the word “Reminder” be a better choice?

Assertive discipline

The underlying goal of assertive discipline is to allow teachers to engage students in the learning process uninterrupted by students’ misbehaviour. Instead of just focusing on the misbehaving students, praise youngsters near them who are doing the correct thing. Follow steps 2, 3, and 4 under the section entitled How to Use Assertive Lef. Be aware that some students may need to be reinforced quietly or non-verbally to prevent embarrassment in front of peers. Therefore, no one benefits when a student is allowed to misbehave.

If directions are not followed at that point, the sequential list of penalties is implemented. Say your response out loud.

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Do you respond disdipline misconduct in a non hostile, assertive manner? If it receives a positive review, say “Thank you”, and mention that the step that follows the last one on your list is a visit to “the office”. Are there any legitimate excuses for misbehavior e.

The Canters say that teachers show their concern for today’s youth when they demand and promote appropriate classroom behavior. Assertive discipline is an approach to classroom management developed by Lee and Marlene Canter. You decide to give dicipline friendly hint or two.

If kids don’t presently possess desired classroom behaviors, teach them!

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This quick action will encourage the students to display the desired behavior more often. Implement the program immediately. Others might receive notes of praise to be shown to their parents. When the jar is full, a special event is held. Do you believe that all behavior is a conscious choice on the part of youngsters? The Canters state that society demands appropriate behavior if one is to be accepted and successful. Visualize a classroom experience you have had when you felt inadequate or reacted in a nonassertive or hostile manner.


It is hoped that the misbehaving students will then model that appropriate behavior Kounin’s “ripple effect”. They are demanding, yet warm in interaction; supportive of the youngsters; and respectful in tone and mannerisms when addressing misbehavior. If this group doesn’t want to listen, its your problem, not mine. Maintain this eye contact for a few seconds.

These will be administered if the student continues to misbehave. Say something positive to the student disciplinw a personal, quiet voice. Go to the link on Dr.

He feels a hand on his shoulder and looks up to see the teacher give him a smile and a wink. The Canter’s believe that kids choose to misbehave.

Berj rips up his worksheet and throws it on the floor, mumbling, “I’m not doing this crap. Typically active students are working quietly on their projects while the teacher sits at his desk and talks with the classroom aide.

When told to assretive back on task, Kevin tells you that he is feeling ill today. Students who comply are reinforced, whereas those who disobey rules and directions receive negative assertice. Activities and Discussion Questions. It’s been five minutes since I asked you to clean up.