Discipline in the 80's Classroom

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Growing up as child of the 80's and early 90's, if I went to school and received a paddling or spanking for doing something wrong, I was quite aware of, or at least had the knowledge of the bad behavior that was disregarded and the consequences of my inappropriate action. Furthermore, being conscious of the fact that my parents were hundred percent supportive of corporal punishment in any school district I attended, whether it was in the public or private school setting. In addition, being raised to understand that discipline at school was the same at home. No questions asked. However, it has come to my attention that the same beliefs are not substantially reflected amongst parents and teachers of the 41st century. So my question is this, is discipline necessary in the class? And if so, how can we find a middle ground of discipline to suit both parents and teachers equally? There are five delusions about disciplining students in the classroom: “If your lessons are engaging, you wont have discipline problems” (Boyd 2012). The truth is, you may have fewer student behavioral issues, but there isn't a hundred percent guarantee that every single lesson plan a teacher gives is going to have every students undivided attention. The misbehavior of a student can be influenced in several ways, for example; whether the student likes his or her teacher, whether their best friend is participating in the class (peer pressure), if the student had a good breakfast or are in need of nutrient, lack of hydration, depression, or even from lack of a full nights sleep. The second assumption: “Teachers need to find their own style of discipline.”(Boyd 2012) This conception is the prim... ... middle of paper ... ...d a reasonable compromise or more common ground amongst all parties. Works Cited Boyd, L. (2012. 5 myths about student discipline. Educational Leadership, 70(2), 62. Englehart, J.M.(2012). Five half-truths about classroom management. Clearing House, 85(2), 70-73. Guradino, C.A., & Fullerton, E. (2010). Changing behaviors by changing the classroom environment. Teaching Exceptional Children, 42(6), 8-13. Jewell, J.D., Krohn, E.J., Scott, V.G., Carlton, M., & Meinz, E. (2008). The differential impact of mothers' and fathers' discipline on preschool children's home and classroom behavior. North American Journal of Psychology, 10(1), 173-188. Way, S.M. (2011). School discipline and disruptive classroom behavior: the moderating effects of student perceptions. Sociological Quarterly, 52(3), 346-375.
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