Classroom Management

  The other thing (I blogged about Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome last week.) I want to remember from The Queen of Education is chapter 5, “Down with Detention.”

I might ask students to read and discuss this chapter with me because she models how to use discipline to teach problem solving, not punishment and control. I looked at the chapter as both a parent and teacher.

Here are some of the things I think Johnson suggests that will be helpful to me and the future students I share information with about teaching:

1. Talk to and see the individual; exercise an ethic of care.

2. Stop being so quick to punish. Do more questioning to find out the cause of behavior.

3. Give students autonomy/choice when it comes to their behavior and the consequences.