A classroom management approach that focuses on the positive is one time-tested method to deal with kids who are misbehaving. But some who use this approach are getting some brushback from old-school teachers (and parents) who, stubbornly, insist that teachers who employ a use classroom management plan that focuses on only the positive is one that is too “Soft” on children.
However, lots of modern-day teachers still insist that the positive approach is the way to go. Today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, who has been a successful elementary school educator in Upstate New York for eons, looks at why positive disciplining is still disciplining.
Janelle’s ideas include:
- Positive Discipline Teaches Logic
- Rewarding Students for a Good Choice is Positive
- And More!
In summation, Janelle notes: “The goal of using the positive discipline approach is to produce students who can think critically and make good decisions on their own. It allows students to learn and adapt from their behaviors in order to meet the expectations of their teacher. By teaching students (in a positive way) to make better choices, we are leading them on the path to success.”
Do you use a positive discipline approach in your classroom management techniques? Feel free to share your thoughts and experiences with this topic in the comment section, we would love to hear your thoughts.
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