What is Positive Classroom Discipline?

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What is Positive Classroom Discipline?

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Often these days, when it comes to classroom management, ‘positive’ methods get confused with positive results. To me, a positive environment is one wherein students are attentive, quiet, respectful, and on task or otherwise engaged in learning subject matter. This kind of classroom discipline is achieved through leverage and accountability, not always through kind words. I have written a manual (Classroom Discipline 101) which outlines classroom discipline techniques and classroom management strategies I have developed over the last twenty years to get any classroom in order. These are culled from real world experience. There are a lot of movies, administrators and policy makers who do not live in the real world that teachers face in the classroom, where students are often rude, disrespectful, unprepared, shout expletives at teachers and are even sometimes outright nasty. Hollywood, the L.A. Times, and most policy makers from the Board of Education would have you think differently. Th

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