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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They give firm, clear, concise directions to students who are in need of outside guidance to help them behave appropriately.

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Attach a message explaining the program and requesting their help. In the above situation, you would move through your list of negative consequences until the student complies.

The Canters state that society demands appropriate behavior if one is to be accepted and successful. Now relive that experience and act assertively in it. You decide to give a friendly hint or two. Might you try other things before giving a direct warning? This is a disguised way of repeating your rules so that all students know what to do This procedure appears to be a restatement of Jacob Kounin’s “ripple effect” strategy.

Make use of proximity control; moving toward misbehaving students indicated moreso for younger kids. Identify the following teacher response as being that of an assertive teachera hostile teacher, or a non-assertive teacher sometimes you will see a combination of two types: Issue a direction Tyler: Give specifics in a positive or constructive manner.


But except in unusual circumstances the slate starts anew the next day. Students write their names on the cut up pieces of paper and drop them into a container for a daily prize drawing.

Switch roles and repeat steps b through e From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

List the names of a few students whose behavior has been difficult zssertive you to manage. To understand how messages are made more effective by the use of the student’s name, eye contact, and gesture, practice the following steps with another person. With another person, discuss the following: Even if a student is having a bad day, there is a reason to improve The comments can be made specific and obvious for younger students. Why do I have to sit out for playing right?

Might the word “Reminder” be a better choice?

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Are there any legitimate excuses for misbehavior e. Students are off task while the teacher quietly sits at her desk and corrects assignments.

Therefore, no one benefits when a student is allowed to misbehave. Assertive discipline provides strategies for gaining this support. Others might receive notes of praise to be shown to their parents. Conduct a meeting to inform the students of the program.


Assertive discipline

The Canter’s believe that kids choose to misbehave. Students who comply are reinforced, whereas those who disobey rules and directions receive negative consequences. Provide an assertive response to the following situations: Use “proximity praise” also appears to have been borrowed from Jacob Kounin. For more on making rules, wssertive the home page link on “How to create your own behavior management system” or the video podcast on this topic 3.

This quick action will encourage the students to display the desired behavior more often. Part of this approach is developing a clear classroom discipline plan 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 to follow the rules.

Say something positive to the student in a personal, quiet voice. Teachers have needs, wants and feelings and the right to teach without interruption by students misbehaving. If directions are not followed at that point, the sequential list of penalties is implemented.