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The Educator's Guide to Preventing and Solving Discipline Problems
Mark Boynton and Christine Boynton
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What can you do to keep students from fighting in the hallways and acting out in class? When they break the rules, what disciplinary actions can you take to help students behave themselves in the future? You'll find the answers to these questions and many more in this comprehensive, research-based guide to developing a schoolwide discipline system.
Preventing discipline problems usually requires less energy than coping with problems after they occur, and a day without discipline problems is certainly more enjoyable for teachers and students alike! With this in mind, Mark and Christine Boynton present a wide variety of prevention strategies that any teacher can use, including advice about their relative appropriateness in different settings and circumstances.
Of course, even the most successful preventive measures sometimes can’t stop a student from disrupting a lesson or picking on classmates. In those situations, it is crucial to know which interventions are effective and which are counterproductive. This book will help you learn the most appropriate reactions to (and consequences for) student misbehavior, as well as specific strategies for handling oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and anger management issues in students.
You'll also find ideas for exploring your school's philosophical beliefs concerning discipline, promoting positive teacher-student relations, and establishing clearly defined parameters of acceptable classroom behavior. Whether you're a K-12 teacher or a school principal, The Educator’s Guide to Preventing and Solving Discipline Problems will change the way you approach discipline in your school--for the better!
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About the Authors
MARK BOYNTON is a retired public school elementary and middle school principal, and he has also been an elementary school teacher and a school counselor. He received his master's degree in education from Seattle University. Mark currently presents discipline workshops for school districts and individual schools at all levels throughout the nation. He also is called on to conduct buildingwide discipline assessments and follow up with inservice training for school staffs.
CHRISTINE BOYNTON is a retired public school educator who has been a speech pathologist, a substitute classroom teacher, a program director, an elementary principal, and finally an assistant superintendent in a district of 17,000 students. Christine received her doctorate in educational leadership from Seattle University. She is currently an educational consultant who works with school districts and individual schools in a number of areas, including discipline assessments, teacher and principal evaluations, policies, and climate issues.
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