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: Positive Behavior Management for Today’s Classroom ( Building Relationships with Difficult Students) [Lee Canter] on Lee Canter’s Assertive Discipline: Teacher’s Plan Book Plus #2 (Lee Canter’s Assertive Discipline Workbooks) [Lee Canter] on *FREE* shipping .

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This can be done after the first, second, or third request.

The Canter’s believe that kids choose to misbehave. When told to get back on task, Kevin tells discjpline that he is feeling ill today.

While looking down or away from your partner, say, “Sit down.

Assertive discipline

Berj rips up his worksheet and throws it on the floor, mumbling, “I’m not doing this crap. Implement the program immediately. However, they have their own needs, wants, and feelings just as their students. Return to the Intervention Strategies Index. Attach a message explaining the program and requesting their help. The squad then escorts the students to the office. Explain why rules are needed. Even while enforcing legitimate rules, nonassertive teachers have a tendency to plead.

They let their discipline plan do all of the work. Mike is not wearing his goggles during an activity that requires chipping pieces off of a rock with a hammer and chisel. Where are your manners? Conduct a meeting to inform the students of the program.

If it receives a positive review, say “Thank you”, and mention that the step that follows the last one on your list is a visit to “the office”. A marble might be dropped into a jar for each predetermined interval that the class as a whole has been attentive and respectful. They take everything personally. Determine positive consequences for appropriate behavior.


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You see Tyler put the stuffed clown doll in his desk rather than returning it to the toy box. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Do you have a sequential listing of responses e. Assumptions of this approach include: The consequence should be administered quickly and in a calm, matter-of-fact manner.

If he refuses, the teacher gives 2 previously prepared letters to a well-behaved student to take to the principal. Students are off task while the teacher quietly sits at her desk and corrects assignments.

He fails to let the students clearly know what he wants and what he will not accept. You will keep your hands to yourself or you will go to the time-out room. Canters advocate that teachers must learn to assert themselves. To accomplish this goal, teachers must react assertively, as opposed to aggressively or non assertively.

Devise four or five rules that are specific and easily understood by your students. He has established an organization in California called Canter and Associates, through which he provides training for teachers who want to become more assertive in their teaching.

Pedagogy School and classroom behaviour.

Click here to read a report on the observed actions of co-teachers; one assertive and the other hostile. Group rewards are also used.

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: For Canter, teachers must insist that their own rights are met in the classroom. Be sure to add emphasis to your directions by using eye contact, hand gestures, and the student’s name.

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Consider this example of the procedure: Students must be forced to comply with rules. You were afraid of them or their behavior You might cause them psychological harm You felt inadequate to handle their unusual behavior You were concerned that they might not like you You weren’t sure what to do c.


They also need to show students that they care too much about them to allow their inappropriate behavior to go unnoticed. You can sit down now or you’ll sit with me after school or during recess.

The Canters recommend that you NOT continue punishing if talking with the youngster will help to defuse the situation. Demonstrate the “‘broken record” technique by writing responses for the teacher.

Choose three to six negative consequences a “discipline hierarchy”each of which is more punitive or restrictive than the previous one. The comments can be made specific and obvious for younger students. Instead of just focusing on the misbehaving students, praise youngsters near them who are doing the correct thing. Recognize and quickly respond to appropriate behavior.

He feels a hand on his shoulder and looks up to see the teacher give him a smile and a wink. Remember to use eye bu and the student’s name. Part of this aswertive 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.