Personal System of Discipline

 
Guideline Sheet for Personal System of Discipline Assignment
NOTE: This paper is REALLY important. You should revise it after it is graded and save it for your Student Teaching portfolio!
1. This 10 page paper with a bibliography of at least 8 sources (one of which may be the textbook) is to be written INDIVIDUALLY. It should be submitted to Turnitin no later than 1/13/16. See the instructions on how to do this on Blackboard.

2. 25% of the grade for this assignment will be based on its writing and APA format effectiveness. It must be error-free to earn the full 25 credits. Please be sure to include an introduction to the paper, transitions between each section, and a conclusion at the end of the paper. The introduction should include details about the class and students for whom the System of Discipline is being written (i.e. grade level, ICT class, typical behaviors, etc.). Proofread the paper for spelling, typographical and grammatical errors. We strongly advise that you consult the APA format guidelines in the course outline. Make use of the Academic Center, if at all possible.

3. 25% of the grade for this assignment will be based on a Preventive Discipline section. This section should discuss ways that you will prevent discipline problems from occurring in the classroom that it has created (all details about the classroom should be in the paper’s introduction). For instance, what kind of teacher will you be (i.e. democratic, pragmatic, assertive, lead, backbone or constructivist?), will your students be involved in determining the rules and consequences in the class, will there be parent involvement, will you set up the classroom structure in such a way that will be helpful, will you use See, Say, Do Teaching, will you have a First Day of School Action Plan, etc. You should choose a variety of theories and methods that will cause students to naturally behave well. This section should be no less than 3 pages and should cite research.

4. 25% of the grade for this assignment will be based on a Supportive Discipline section. This section should discuss ways that you will support good behavior in the classroom it has created. For instance, will you use encouragement or praise, escape mechanisms, body language, incentive systems, Preferred Activity Time, support buddies, class meetings, the 4 class virtues, student/parent contracts, etc. You should choose a variety of theories and methods that will acknowledge the positive behavior of the students, so that it will continue. This section should be no less than 3 pages and should cite research.

5. 25% of the grade for this assignment will be based on a Corrective Discipline section. This section should discuss ways that you will manage misbehavior when it occurs. For instance, will you use punishment, negative consequences, logical consequences, a discipline hierarchy, self-diagnostic referrals, efficient help, group concern, omission training, moving in or out, etc. You should choose a variety of theories and methods that will eliminate the negative behavior of the students, so that it will continue. This section should be no less than 3 pages and should cite research.
Note: It is HUGELY important that you use theory-specific terminology in all of the sections of the paper, and that appropriate sources are cited. Over-using the textbook will result in significant point deduction. Bold all terms (e.g., Preferred Activity Time).

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