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By Carolyn M. Orange

This up to date version of the bestseller is helping lecturers turn into extra delicate educators by means of spotting instructing blunders and getting to know larger how one can deal with difficult and demanding occasions.

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Students often waited for the teacher to give the signal to start and the student “body” was expected to move in lock-step fashion as one (Cuban, 1984). The coach publicly ridiculed the unsuspecting student who was unaware of the practice. Perhaps the coach would have been a little more lenient if he had been aware that the student was new, but given his strong need for control and his tendency toward loud reprimand, I doubt it. “There is an objection to reproving the pupil publicly. . Ridicule is another weapon that should never be used.

Most teachers are caring but firm disciplinarians. A teacher that would engage in the deviant behavior described in this scenario is certainly not the norm. Good teachers know that missing homework is a minor offense that does not warrant flogging. They are aware of a variety of appropriate consequences if they find that consequences are necessary. Suggestions can be found in most classroom management textbooks (Charles, 1983). 2 Pit Bully I was in first grade. I can’t remember my teacher’s name, but I do remember her jerking me up by one arm from my desk after I had spilled some glue.

01-Orange-45606:01-Orange-45606 5/6/2008 4:13 PM Page 13 Mistake 1: Inappropriate Discipline Strategies This teacher was very physical. Her tactics exemplified the cycle that the more one uses physical punishment, the more one will need to use physical punishment. In addition, she appeared to be one of those female teachers who had difficulty understanding the nature of the development of young males and their typical behaviors. This is evident in the constant, repetitive punishment of this child on a daily basis.

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