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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Assertive discipline

Mike is not wearing his goggles during an activity that requires chipping pieces off of a rock with a hammer and chisel. Do you “catch the students being good” e. He feels a hand on his shoulder and looks up to see the teacher give him a smile and a wink. Should students have an influence in the formation of rules and routines? Retrieved from ” https: Repeat the directions as disciplie statements to students who are complying with your commands canteer.

Conduct a self-analysis by completing the following: Diana leaves her seat to tug on your arm and ask for assistance.

Remember to use eye contact discopline the student’s name. Views Read Edit View history. Typically active students are working quietly on their projects while the teacher sits at his desk and talks with the classroom aide. Give five different nonverbal signals assetive. When told to get back on task, Juanita tells you that she is feeling ill today.

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.


When the jar is full, a special event is held. Assumptions of this canteer include: Therefore, no one benefits when a student is allowed to misbehave. 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.

Now relive that experience and act assertively in it. Make use of proximity control; moving toward misbehaving students indicated moreso for younger kids. Determine positive consequences for appropriate behavior. Activities and Discussion Questions. Invite pre adolescents into the hallway to “talk” to avoid embarrassment in front of peers and the negative behavior that will most likely result if you engage in public chastisement.

The Canter’s believe that kids choose to misbehave. You see Tyler put the stuffed clown doll in his desk rather than returning it to the toy box. Tom McIntyre at www. Switch roles and repeat steps b through e Assertive teachers believe that a firm, teacher-in-charge classroom is in the best interests of students.

Also write the message mentioned in step 6. Even if a student is having a bad day, there is a reason to improve Return to the Intervention Strategies Index. For example, to gain the support of administration, write your rules, positive consequences, and a list of penalties. The underlying goal of assertive discipline is to allow teachers to engage students in the learning process uninterrupted by students’ misbehaviour.

Use an assertive, confident voice. But except in unusual circumstances the slate starts anew the next day. In between are sequentially assertige punitive outcomes for failure to comply with the teacher direction. It is also called the “take-control” approach to teaching, as zssertive teacher controls their classroom in a firm but positive manner.


Use “proximity praise” also appears to have been borrowed from Jacob Kounin.

Why do I have to sit out for asaertive right? Additionally, educators have the right to request and expect assistance from parents and administrators in their efforts.

Assertive discipline is an approach to classroom management developed by Lee and Marlene Canter. Go to the link on Dr. This can be done after the first, second, or third request. The Canters recommend that you NOT continue punishing if talking with the youngster will help to defuse the situation. Assertive teachers react confidently and quickly in situations that require the management of student behavior.

If it receives a positive review, say “Thank you”, and mention that the step that ddiscipline the last one on your list is a visit to “the office”.

Have your partner approach your desk and ask if his or her paper is “OK”. Analyze your typical behavior management style.

Assertive Discipline | Child Discipline in the Classroom

They are demanding, yet warm in interaction; supportive of the youngsters; and respectful in tone and mannerisms when addressing misbehavior. If directions are not followed at that point, the sequential list of sssertive is implemented.

This instruction involves more than just giving commands. Learn to use the “positive repetitions” technique. Offer a choice with a negative consequence for noncompliance.